I'd thought I would submit a wrap up post to summarize the answer and side
IE cannot erase the Flash player cookies, or presumbly, of any other plugin.
Adobe has, with v10.1, added a feature to the Flash player that will
recognize the private browsing mode (of IE and other browsers) and erase
anything stored during the private session.
The best Google search terms are "flash player cookies inprivate". When I
submitted this search, the second link was the Adobe post explaining all of
There are many websites that copy these user groups posts with the sole
purpose of selling advertising. This greatly pollutes the search results and
is the reason I came to this user group in the first place.
I am also surprised that Google profiles me and other posters. In the Google
profile for Scott@nospam.com
it lists 2300+ posts made by that email
address. I don't see any positive value to me or society in Google
storing/listing my posts in one page (of course those are not all my posts).
Google results can be deceptive as well as wrong. I happen to planning a
trip to Las Vegas and searched Google for "salt lick bbq las vegas". It
returned a result that this restaurant is in the Red Rock Casino. But that
placed closed a year and half ago. The link displayed a cached page of the
casino site and I did not see any notice that it was a cached page and
therefore wrong. I did not see a link reporting that this chain had left the
Las Vegas market.
"Dan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Twayne" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> In news:O5mjSGsyKHA.5360@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl,
>> Scott <Scott@nospam.com> typed:
>>> Thanks for your help and the alert that these postings
>>> appear on a web site.
>>> "Dan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>> "Scott" <Scott@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>>>> Does IE InPrivate Browsing erase Flash cookies after a
>>>>> session is closed? Thanks
>>>>> Los Angeles
>>>> Searching on Google for
>>>> flash cookies inprivate
>>>> I found this as the second result:
>>>> it would have been the first result if you hadn't posted
>>>> this topic on the newsgroup (which is showing as the first
>>>> result via technologyquestions.com which replicates the
>>>> newsgroup to a web front end).
>>>> The simple answer is "yes".
>> Nearly 100% of ALL usenet posts are permanently stored at Google and many
>> other sites. They're there so anyone can search for them and find answers
>> to their questions.
> And? My point was that a search would have yielded up a very useful post
> as the #1 result. Now it's no longer #1, it's #2, with #1 being a post
> asking about the problem that #2 covers ...
> Surely it's better to search and find a useful article, than it is to
> search and find newsgroup posts that you have to trawl through to find the
> links to the useful articles.