Need help with AS3 and user choices of display

I’m a graphic designer relatively new to Flash CS4 and AS3. I have created a self-playing intro movie that a user might want to choose NOT to show 6 of the 33 “pages” (movieClips). I have a star button that will take the user to a page with six choices of display/omit. I’m not sure how to set it up to make it do that. I am a previous user of Authorware; the user would click the Topic name (and it would change color) and it would write out a 1 or 2 to a text file. When the program was run it would check for the file and if it read a 1 it would play the page, 2 it would skip it. Someone suggested Flash cookies might be a good way to do this. I am completely lost.