Cookie Declaration

We care about the protection and privacy of your data. To that end, we limit the number of small data files called cookies that we place on your device. We use cookies that are necessary to make our website work properly. These necessary cookies expire after you finish your AIS Forms session. We do not store any personally-identifiable information in cookies.

This declaration explains how we use cookies and the choices you have. Except as otherwise stated in this declaration, our Privacy Policy will apply to our processing of the data we collect via cookies.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text that a website saves on your computer, mobile, or other device when you visit the site. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information. Cookies provide a way for a website to recognize you and keep track of your actions and preferences. Applicable laws state that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for our website to operate. For all other types of cookies we will ask for your permission.

Where Do We Use Cookies?

This declaration discloses the cookies practices for the Applicant Information System by American Councils for International Education (also known as "AIS" and "AIS Forms") at the following websites:


Which Cookies Do We Use and Why?

Cookies help us provide and improve AIS Forms, such as by personalizing content. The cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update AIS Forms. We use cookies to verify your account and determine when you are logged in. That way, we can make it easier for you to access AIS Forms and show you the appropriate experience and features. For example, we use cookies to keep you logged in as you navigate between AIS Forms pages.

Direct, necessary, session cookies used by AIS Forms

Our website uses direct cookies that are necessary for the operation of our website and to analyze our traffic. Most of our cookies do not collect any personally-identifiable information; the "jwt" cookie temporarily stores some personal data under certain limited conditions (see below.) All direct cookies expire after you log out of your session.

For all cookies:

  • Provider: AIS Forms (direct)
  • Necessary: Yes
Name Purpose Impact Expiry
woinst Used to keep a user on the instance where they are logged in; created after login Stores the instance number the user connected to; stores no personal data End of AIS Forms session
wosid Used for session maintenance; created after login Stores the user's session ID; stores no personal data End of AIS Forms session
jwt Used to manage a session for a special single-page app, also known as a pre-form; created when a pre-form is opened Stores a session identifier and some personal data (user's first name, last name, and AIS Forms username) End of pre-form session
portal Used for user interface (UI) customization Stores user's brand; stores no personal data; rarely used End of AIS Forms session
routeid_air, routeid_airreport, Used by a proxy-based load balancer to direct a user back to their logged-in instance; we do not use this load-balancing method Stores the name and port number of the instance the user connected to; stores no personal data; not used End of AIS Forms session

Third-party cookies

Cookies are sometimes used by third parties on our website for analytical purposes. We currently use Google Analytics for these purposes. Google Analytics cookies are used to analyze your experience with our website. Google Analytics combines this information with other information that you might have provided to them or that they have collected from your use of their services. We and our third-party analytics partners do not store any personally identifiable information in these cookies. Google Analytics cookies might not expire after you log out of your session. Google Analytics cookies have names like __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __qca, and _ga. For more information about Google Analytics cookie usage, visit its website at:

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Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us, and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

Data Protection Contact:

Shawn P. Beighle
Chief Information Officer



(+1) 202.833.7522

Postal mail:

American Councils for International Education
1828 L St NW Ste 1200
Washington DC 20036-5136