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Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Published on October 16, 2019

The French diplomatic network is committed to ensuring the collection and processing of your data are compliant with the Act of 6 January 1978 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data (General Data Protection Regulation).

Cookies are stored on your computer when you consult our site on a computer, a mobile telephone or a tablet. We use these cookies on the website to measure site visits and to suggest videos, sharing buttons and content from social platforms, and animated and interactive content.

Definition of a cookie

A cookie is a text file deposited on your computer when you visit a website or view an advertisement. It enables retention of user data in order to facilitate browsing and enable operation of various functionalities. Cookies are managed by your Internet browser.

Three types of cookies are used on our website:

1. Internal cookies necessary for the website to function
These cookies enable the website to function optimally. You can refuse their storage and delete them using your browser settings, although this may spoil your user experience.

Name of cookie Expiration time Purpose
cb-enabled 12 months Stores visitor preferences concerning the storage of the audience measurement cookie


2. Audience measurement cookies

Audience measurement tools are used to obtain information on visitors’ browsing. For example, they can be used to understand how users arrive on a website and reconstruct their route.

Our site uses AT Internet (Xiti) audience measurement tools. AT Internet (Xiti).

Name of cookie Expiration time Purpose
idrxvr 13 months AT Internet Statistics


You can choose to refuse these audience measurement cookies via your browser settings (see below).

3. Third-party cookies, aimed at improving site interactivity

Our website uses certain services provided by third-party sites. These include:

  • Sharing buttons (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn);
  • Videos posted on the website (YouTube);
  • Content from social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Weibo).

These functionalities use third-party cookies installed by these services themselves.
Refusing storage of cookies

You can choose to deactivate cookies at any time. Here is how to refuse them by default in the most common browsers.

If you use Firefox:

  1. Click on the menu button and choose Options.
  2. Select the Privacy panel and go to the History section.
  3. In the drop-down menu next to Firefox will:, choose Use custom settings for history.
  4. Uncheck Accept cookies from sites to disable cookies.
  5. In the drop-down menu next to Accept third-party cookies, choose Never.
  6. Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you’ve made will automatically be saved.

If you use Chrome:

  1. At the top right, click on More and then Settings.
  2. At the bottom, click on Advanced.
  3. Under Privacy and security, click on Content settings.
  4. Click on Cookies.
  5. Turn off Allow sites to save and read cookie data.
  6. Click on OK to validate.

If you use Internet Explorer:

  1. Select the Tools button, and then select Internet options.
  2. Select the Privacy tab, and under Settings, select Advanced.
  3. Check the Override automatic cookie handling box then select Block in the Third-party cookies column.

If you have any questions regarding this information on personal data and cookies, feel free to write to us via our contact form.