Follow these simple steps to find, view, open and check cookie files.
STEP 1: Open Internet Explorer.
STEP 2: Choose Tools from the top menu in the browser and select Internet Options.
STEP 3: Within Internet Options, look for the section labeled "Browsing History" and click on Settings - See Figure 1 below.
STEP 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.
STEP 5: Double click any of the text files labeled with cookie: to view the contents of the text file - See Figure 3
Figure 3 - The Temporary Internet Files folder containing cookie text files to check
STEP 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