I was trying to carrying out some cookie tests with a web site my colleagues are maintaining. In Windows Vista/IE8, cookies should be stored in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders registry key which points to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies
Visiting regular open sites will result in new cookies landing in that directory. However, this particular site is SSL-based, and I do not see the cookies saved here. Where do SSL cookies get stored?
To provide better understanding of the situation, the core "problem" is the cookies of concern are non-persistent cookies, rather than being SSL-based. This causes the cookies to only remain within the memory space of the browser and thus does not get persisted to disk.