Cookie Declaration

We care about the protection and privacy of your and our applicants' data. To that end, we limit the number of small data files called cookies that we place on your device. We only use cookies that are necessary to make our website work properly and to analyze our traffic. They are removed after you finish your AIS 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") at the following websites:


Which Cookies Do We Use and Why?

Cookies help us provide and improve AIS, such as by personalizing content. While the cookies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update AIS, we use them for the following purposes.

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 and show you the appropriate experience and features. For example, we use cookies to keep you logged in as you navigate between AIS pages.

Direct, necessary, session cookies used by AIS

Our website uses direct cookies that are necessary for the operation of our website and to analyze our traffic. We do not store any personally-identifiable information in cookies. All direct cookies expire after you log out of your session.

Name Provider Necessary Purpose Impact Expiry
woinst AIS (direct) Yes 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 session
wosid AIS (direct) Yes Used for session maintenance; created after login Stores the user's session ID; stores no personal data End of session
routeid_ais, routeid_aiswill AIS (direct) Yes 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 session

Your Cookie Settings

Your consent applies to the following domains
Your current cookie settings Use direct, necessary, session cookies, only. These cookies are required for the operation of this website and cannot be disabled.

Your browser's cookie controls

Your browser or device might also offer settings that allow you to choose whether cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls, visit your browser's or device's help material. AIS might not work properly if you disable necessary cookie use.


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

Contact us at:

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