My question is about websites remembering my data.
Here are the two I am wondering about
1. Fantastic Contraption
1. The first website is a game where you building "contraptions" to solve
certain situations of moving one object to a goal area. There are many levels
to try, and the website puts a checkmark on the levels you complete on the
levels listings page. It also has an option to sign in/sign out.
2. The second website has a "Remember Me" checkbox on the login page.
I visit these websites, then I delete my browser's history by going to (IE
7.0) Tools Menu - Delete Browsing History - Delete All, and I checked the
"Files and Settings saved by Add ons" checkbox. I wait until the process has
finished before doing anything else.
Then, I close and open my browser.
I disconnect/reconnect to the WifFi Internet connection I am using.
I have even shut down and restarted my computer.
1. The first website still has the checkboxes next to the levels I have
The first website still has me logged in.
2. The second website still has my email address and password (with
asterisks) on the Sign In window.
Why isn't my entered data deleted on these websites?
I think they use Flash to create their websites. But, how are they
remembering me after I delete my history, close my browser, disconnect from
the network and turn off my computer?
There has to be some data being stored on my computer or the websites are
somehow recognizing my computer.
This bothers me.