The instructions are below to find the cookies folder, view, open and check cookie files in Internet Explorer (IE).
Follow these simple steps to find, view, open and check cookie files.
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Choose Tools from the top menu in the browser and select Internet Options.
3. Within Internet Options, look for the section labeled "Browsing History" and click on Settings - See Figure 1 below.
4. Once Temporary Internet Files and History Settings is open, select View Files to open your cookies folder
|Figure 1 - Showing Browsing history and cookie settings
|Figure 2 - Showing location of cookies folder with ability to view cookies and other temporary internet files.
6. What you will see in your cookie files are long strings of text similar to below but usually stretched-out on one line:VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE