Personal data and cookies 

The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs undertakes to ensure that the collection and processing of data from the website comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties Act.

Where does your data go?

The Government Information Service, located at 20, Avenue de Ségur in Paris (75007) is responsible for the processing of personal data for the website

Unless otherwise stated, personal data collected are for internal use only and will not be shared with third parties, aside from such cases provided for by laws and regulations. They may however be made available to service providers (sub-contractors according to regulation) of the Government Information Service, under its supervision, solely for the purposes and within the limits of their duties.

What is your data used for?

Personal data processing by the Government Information Service, based on the public interest duties it is tasked with, is carried out for the purposes of:

  • Disseminating government information;
  • Providing users with the means to interact with the Service;
  • Ensuring the site runs smoothly and improving your browsing experience.

How is your data collected?

Your data may be collected from forms, to begin. Each form collects as little data as possible (data minimization) and states:

  • The objectives of the data collection (purposes);
  • Whether this data are mandatory or optional for processing of your request;
  • Who may access the data (only or the services of the Prime Minister that are directly concerned, unless otherwise stated on the form);
  • How to exercise your data protection rights for the data collected.

Your data may also be collected via applications on the website, particularly technical data related to your browsing (IP address, login data for example).

For how long is your data retained?

Generally speaking, your data is retained by the Government Information Service for five years, with the exception of:

  • Application logs, which are kept for one year;
  • Your cookie preferences , which are saved for six months;
  • The data collected through cookies, which is kept for 25 months.

Cookies policy

Three types of cookies are stored when you consult on a computer, a mobile telephone or a tablet. A cookie is a series of information, generally small in size and identified by a name, which can be sent to your browser by a website that you consult. Your web browser will store it for a certain period, and will send it back to the website every time you re-connect to that website.

Technical cookies that are necessary for the site to function

The website uses cookies that allow the website to function. They cannot be deactivated, unless you refuse all cookies in your browser settings. However, your user experience may not be optimal as a result.

Audience measurement cookies

Our website uses audience measurement cookies. Some cookies are necessary for the functioning and common administration operations of the website. You can however object to their use by clicking on the following option:

Cookies desactivated

Our website also uses audience measurement cookies that are used for other purposes, and improve the user browsing experience on our site. As these cookies are not strictly necessary, you have the option of consenting to or rejecting them when you first connect to You can modify your selection at any time by visiting the Manage Cookies page. .

Third party cookies to improve the interactivity of the site

The website uses certain services provided by third-party sites, which:

  • improve government information campaigns;
  • offer interactive content;
  • improve interaction and facilitate content sharing on social media;
  • enable videos and animated presentations to be watched directly on our site.

These third parties will collect and use your browser data for their own purposes. To consult the updated list of these third parties and their confidentiality policy, and to consent or object to their cookies, or to change your preferences at any time, go to the page.

Your rights over your data and how to exercise them

You have the following rights over the use of your personal data:

  • The right to obtain confirmation as to whether the data concerning you is processed or not. If it is, you have the right to access this data and information concerning this processing;
  • The right to rectify incorrect data;
  • In certain specific cases, the right to delete certain data items;
  • In certain specific cases, the right to limit the processing that we carry out;
  • The right to object to the processing of your data, for reasons relating to your specific situation, or, irrespective of your specific situation, the right to object to the use of your data for prospection purposes;
  • The right to withdraw your consent at any time for the future, if your consent was the legal basis for processing your data;
  • The right to receive the data you provided and/or request that it be sent to another controller, if the processing is based on your consent or on a contract and the processing is automated;
  • The right to establish what will happen to your data after your death, if you live in France.

You can exercise your rights or obtain information about the processing of your personal data directly from the GDPR officer at the Government Information Service:

Contact the GDPR officer online: Contact form "Contact the GDPR officer for the website"

Contact the GDPR officer by post:
Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
To the attention of the GDPR referent
37 quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris

If you are not satisfied with the response, you may refer the matter to the data protection officer:

Contact the data protection officer by email:

Contact the data protection officer by post:
Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
To the attention of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)
37 quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris

In the event of unresolved issues relating to the use of your personal data, you may refer the matter to the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL)