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As explained in our privacy policy, sciencedirect.com and Linkinghub.elsevier.com collect information through the use of "cookies" or similar technologies. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the main cookies set by sciencedirect.com / Linkinghub.elsevier.com and their purpose.

Service Cookie Name Purpose
sciencedirect.com SD_REMOTEACCESS For users who have set up remote access this cookie maintains the account information to be displayed in a popup message to the user when accessing outside the account IP range.
sciencedirect.com SD_REMOTEACCESS_GL Cookie is created for registered users. This cookie will be created if the user logs in with userid/passwd If this cookie is present, SD_REMOTEACCESS cookie will not be created.
sciencedirect.com SD_INFO When user logs, users can choose to let ScienceDirect remember their successful login. This cookie is used if 'remember me'option was selected.
sciencedirect.com SD_ORCH Some users can have access to content via multiple organization that they choose from and allow ScienceDirect to remember their selection. This cookie remembers the selected organization.
sciencedirect.com MIAMISESSION This cookie contains the session id.
sciencedirect.com MIAMIAUTH Contains authentication token.
sciencedirect.com EUID This is unique id for each user accessing ScienceDirect.
sciencedirect.com RERUN_COOKIE Users are presented the option to rerun the search query they used when coming to ScienceDirect via a Google Search. If user chooses to rerun the search, this cookie used to identify articles that were accessed after the rerun search.
sciencedirect.com USER_STATE_COOKIE Used to store the state information like search chunk size, sort order,etc
sciencedirect.com SD_ART_LINK_STATE Used for Search Engine Crawler redirection.
sciencedirect.com SD_REDEEM Used for bulk id registration process.
sciencedirect.com acw This cookie is used for single sign on functionality.
sciencedirect.com BROWSER_SUPPORTS_COOKIES Used to verify if cookies are enabled/disabled in the browse.
sciencedirect.com PROP_RET_URL Used to track parameters from inward gateway links.
sciencedirect.com TARGET_URL Used to direct the athens user after login.
sciencedirect.com DEFAULT_SESSION_SUBJECT Retain the selected subject for the session.
sciencedirect.com SD_HOME_PAGE_COOKIE Used for Search Engine crawler functionality.
sciencedirect.com ArtAccState Track the state when propagating from ScienceDirect to other Elsevier products and then back to ScienceDirect.
sciencedirect.com FEDERATION_COOKIE Used for Athens login.
sciencedirect.com _shibsession_sciencedirect Used for shiboleth login.
sciencedirect.com SD_ANON_CART Used to keep track of an anonymous user’s shopping cart.
Linkinghub.elsevier.com IHUBPreferences[x] Preferences information used by Elsevier Linkinghub to automatically redirect user to their preferred site.