Is it common for many sites to refuse access unless you download and install a particular utility?
There is a site I am interested in, and cannot access it until I install Macromedia Flash Player. My contention is that I should not be told what program I should run or not run on my own PC. As far as I am concerned I have more than enough programs in Windows xp that I don't want, will never use, and can't even uninstall without getting more.
I can't ever remember being locked out of a site unless I installed Flash Player. I have always been given the option after I accessed the site, whereas with this one, It is definitely a no entry situation, and I object to this!
I rarely bother with Flash as it ONLY seems to be used by advertisers,if a site requires its use then I simply dont bother with the site.I feel I'm really missing out if I cannot see all the latest flash ads. :-)
Yes I can access the site from this link you provided, but it is only a profile of the business, and photographs of the inside of the shop. There are no links to anything else.
Would I be right in saying that the site could have been designed to give access, with the option of installing Macromedia Flash Player, if anybody wanted to see the fancy stuff, whatever it might be, thereby letting people make up their own minds.
I mean what does this program do? I have never needed it before to access a web site!