This section contains information on the use of all British Council websites as well as details on the policies that the British Council abides by.

This section contains information on:

  • privacy, cookies, data protection and freedom of information
  • terms on the use of all British Council websites, accessibility and information on how to make a complaint
  • details on the policies that the British Council abides by
  • France provisions.

This information is updated from time to time. This content was last updated on 22 December 2014.

Privacy and cookies


We regard the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as important to our successful operations and to the maintenance of confidence of those with whom we deal. As such this statement will apply equally to all of our offices irrespective of where they are based. 

You can read our full policy on privacy in English.


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website without storing any personally identifiable information about you. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

You can read our full policy on the use of cookies, and more detailed information regarding the use of cookies on this website.

Data is sent outside of the EU:

Data manager: Paul Docherty, Director.

British Council uses an online tool to record and analyse web activity. The information stored by the service are only shared with the following third party: Webtrends (web analytics software). This company is located outside of the EU, and will record within their tool the following information: web activity via cookies. 

This service adhered to the principles of Safe Harbor for the safe transfer of data between the EU and the US, however since October 2015 this is no longer recognised by the French data protection agency (CNIL). British Council informs you that your data will be transferred to the US. To learn more about Webtrends’ data protection policy please read

British Council informs you and you consent to the use of cookies on our website, either by express acceptance on the notice or by simply browsing.


Find out about how we protect your information and how you can request access to this information we hold about you.

You can read our full policy on data protection in English.


The British Council prides itself on seeking new and open ways of engaging with the worldwide community. In order to build integrity and trust, it is important that we set an example by opening up more of our organisations to the world.

You can read our full policy on freedom of information in English.

Terms on the use of this site

The British Council has set out specific information on how you may use this site. Here you will find information on how this site has been designed to make it accessible to everyone. You will also find details on how to make a complaint.


The British Council has terms and conditions on the use of this site and links to and from this site.

You can read our full terms and conditions in English.


We have made every effort to make easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you use any special equipment to access it. 

You can read more information on the British Council's website accessibility measures in English.


We value your opinion. We hope to make your experience of dealing with the British Council an excellent one and we welcome your comments, suggestions and details of your satisfaction or dissatisfaction regarding the service you have experienced when contacting us or using any of our products or services. We would also like to hear if a particular member of staff has provided you with exceptional service. 

You can read our full policy on making a complaint in English.  Please read how to make a complaint with our French offices.


As a cultural relations organisation, the British Council has policies that it abides by:


The British Council recognises that we have a fundamental duty of care towards all of the children we engage with including a duty to protect them from abuse. We achieve this through compliance with UK child protection laws and relevant laws in each of the countries we operate in, as well as by adherence to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 1989. 

You can read our full policy on child protection in English.


The British Council is committed to meeting UK and international standards for managing our environmental impact. We recognise the impact of our business operations and activities on the environment. We also recognise the threat of climate change to prosperity, social justice and quality of life. We are therefore committed to managing and minimising our environmental impact.

You can read our full environmental policy in English.


The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. Our work involves developing relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Working effectively with diversity and promoting equality of opportunity is therefore an essential part of our work.

You can read our full policy in English to find out how we build equal opportunities and diversity into our programmes and projects and who you can contact for more information.

France provisions

General information relative to this website:

The website is managed and edited by:
Paul Docherty, Director
British Council France

9 rue de Constantine 
75340 Paris Cedex 07 (
Telephone: +33(0)1 49 55 73 00


Mission: We are the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. 

Status: Registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland).
Siret number: 77575081300047
APE code: 990 Z

Site location

The website is hosted by:

, 250 Brook Drive, 
Green Park, 
Reading, RG2 6UA (United Kingdon)
Tel: +44 20 7637 9111
Fax: +44 20 7468 7006

Photo credits

© Photography by Mat Wright (unless otherwise stated)

Right of access and rectification

In accordance with the law n ° 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to data, files and freedom of information, users have the right to access, modify, rectify and delete all data that concern them. If you wish to use this right, please send us an email including a proof of your identity, to the following address:

British Council, Web Service, 9 rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris.