"by default" it enables average users to use nifty adobe player functionality. (my pizza store, by default now remembers me and the last time i was there! wicked!
You can also choose max disk space for these cookies, you can also easily delete them, and you can easily stop them from being saved.
I agree the access to this information isnâ(TM)t "easy". but this is far from being a security problem.
I had to go through just as much clicks to get to my firefox cookie, as to get to the flash cookies. They also store only information they request. Which in some cases means saved games files (for flash games)