The aim of this page is to give you information on cookies used on the British Council France website, including their purpose and the means at your disposal to stop cookies being installed by your browser.

We endeavour to comply fully and transparently with the European Union user consent policy regarding cookies.

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.

What are cookies?

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Configuring your cookie settings

Blocking cookies will likely limit the functionality of our website, and a large proportion of the other websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.  

Via your browser

You can switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. (Cookie settings can vary from one browser to another.)

Via cross-industry platforms

Cookies can also be configured online on cross-industry platforms. In order to do so, log on to the website, developed by EDAA (European Digital Advertising Alliance) digital advertising professionals and managed in France by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) France.

This European initiative lists hundreds of internet advertising professionals and offers a centralised interface enabling you to configure cookies most likely used to target the advertising displayed in your browser. Please be aware that this procedure will not stop adverts from being displayed on the Internet websites you visit. It will only block the technology that helps target advertising to your device’s browser and your interests.

Via certain websites

Some websites allow users to manage their privacy settings directly. Users can then find out more about the cookies saved by the website and choose whether to disable these cookies. For example, for Facebook visit, and for Twitter  see

Which cookies does our website use?

Cookies can be created by our website or come from third-party websites. Read our policy on the use of cookies to find out what cookies we use on our website.

Additionally, we wish to inform you that we use the following cookies:

Advertising cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither we, advertisers nor our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. You can learn more about online advertising at (It is worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies, does not mean that you will not see adverts, just simply that they will not be tailored to you any longer.)

Remarketing cookies

You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called ‘remarketing cookie’ during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc. to encourage you to come back to our site. We are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at any time as explained above.

We use:

Facebook Pixel: for more information on browser cookies used by Facebook, visit

Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick cookies for:

  • Google Analytics Remarketing
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
  • integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers.

Privacy settings can be managed on, and