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When I delete Cookies, Flash player settings come to default (reset), is this normal?

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Hello,

When I delete Firefox (55.0.3) Cookies, Adobe Flash player (27.0.0.130) settings come to default (Allow/Ask...), although I've checked the "Block" option. It's the first time I face such an issue.

Is it only for me (Win 10 pro 64bit v.1607) ??

Thank you!

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Clearing Firefox cookies affects Flash Global settings

Adobe answer: This is was an unintended side-effect of another bugfix, and something we take very seriously.

This issue is fixed, and will ship in the next monthly (patch tuesday, October) update.

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How are you deleting the cookies? All of them? Some?

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By common way. On "Clear Recent History" I use "Everything" option.

If I clear the whole History except cookies, Flash settings will remain untouched.

Could you please reproduce my(?) issue by opening Flash settings in Win Control panel, set to "Block", then delete cookies, open again Flash settings and post your result?

PS: If this issue is not only for me, imo, it's a big security issue.

THANKS for response!!

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Finally, restoring Windows from a backup, issue does not exist any more.

Thank you for your help!


Edited thanks to Happy112

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That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.

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OK. Problem has been solved. No need to restore anything.

It seems that the latest Flash update (27.0.0.130) had caused the issue. I had to uninstall it and then install previous (26.0.0.151) version which can be found here: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp_26.0.0.151_archive.zip

The only "pain" is that you have to download a 400MB zip file while you need only 20MB (flashplayer26_0r0_151_win.exe installer) of that.

Hope, Adobe or Firefox team fix this soon.

Thank you!

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FredMcD said

...You should ask Adobe about the problem;...

I've already done. Thanks for your kind words!

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Definitely, this not an FF issue. Some users in Adobe and not only forum discuss about it.

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Chosen Solution

Clearing Firefox cookies affects Flash Global settings

Adobe answer: This is was an unintended side-effect of another bugfix, and something we take very seriously.

This issue is fixed, and will ship in the next monthly (patch tuesday, October) update.

Modified by noikon