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FAQ - Flash Caching

With the recent release of KingsRoad, you may have received a popup like the one below, prompting you for permission to store data on your computer.

KR_Cache_Dialog.png

 

Rest assured, that this is not some attempt by hackers to gain access to your information! This is just KingsRoad offering you the chance to improve your performance. Flash Caching is the term for when websites save the data used by Flash -- such as game files, character graphics, and so on -- locally on your hard drive. This improves your performance by decreasing the time it takes for the application to load those files when they are needed. Instead of waiting for another download, which can take time depending on a number of factors, those files are already saved on your computer and ready to go when you are.

 

By clicking 'Allow,' you are allowing KingsRoad to improve the performance of your client, allowing the program to save files in a specific location on your machine. It does not give KingsRoad access to your computer's files in any way, shape, or form. This is similar what every other program, website, and application does; everything you view on the Internet is first downloaded to your computer and saved. The vast majority of this is saved in temporary cache, and deleted after a time. The only difference here is that KingsRoad is requesting permission to permanently save files on your machine. Think of it as you were installing a program.

 

You can adjust how much data KingsRoad saves to your machine at any time. You may also completely remove all the files that KingsRoad has saved. This is handled through the Flash Player's Website Storage Settings Panel, available on the Macromedia website. We have also provided a link to this panel below:

Flash Player Website Storage Settings Panel

 

Once on the Flash Player Website Storage Settings Panel, you can adjust how much hard drive space is allowed for such downloads, or you may choose to delete the files from one or all websites.

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