Flash Cookies And FTC Enforcement

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 1:01 PM EST) -- Online advertising network ScanScout Inc. has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission's charges that it deceptively represented that users could opt out of receiving targeted ads by changing their Web browser settings to block and delete cookies.

According to the FTC's complaint, though, users could not really prevent ScanScout from collecting data about their online activities by changing their settings to block and delete cookies. The complaint stated that while ScanScout provided information to users on how to manage HTTP cookies on their computers, so...
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