Personal data and cookies

Gouvernement.fr undertakes to ensure that collection and processing of data you supply to the www.gouvernement.fr website is in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Act on Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties.
 
Each form limits collection of personal data to what is strictly necessary (data minimisation) and, among other things, indicates:
  • the objectives of collecting such data (purposes);
  • whether such data is obligatory or optional for management of your request;
  • who will be able to access it (in principle, only Gouvernement.fr and the Prime Minister’s Services concerned, unless it is specified on the form);
  • how to exercise your Data Protection rights for the data collected
For all information on or exercise of your Data Protection rights on personal data processing managed by Gouvernement.fr and the Prime Minister’s Services, you can contact its Data Protection Officer (DPO) via this page (in french).
 

Regarding cookies

When you consult our Gouvernement.fr website, cookies are deposited on your computer, mobile or tablet. We use various cookies on the site in order to measure numbers of visitors to it as well as offer you videos, sharing buttons, content updates 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.
Find out more about cookies and ways of refusing them.
 

3 types of cookies are deposited on the Gouvernement.fr website:

  • Internal cookies necessary for the website to function

These cookies enable the website to function optimally. You can refuse their placement and delete them using your browser’s parameters; this risks downgrading your user experience, however.

Name of cookie

Purpose

Duration of retention

Tarteaucitron

Saving cookies consent choices

12 months

visid_incap

Guarantees operation of the first security barrier

12 months

nlbi

Guarantees firewall session cohesion

Session

incap_ses

Firewall session

Session

has_js

Enables determination of whether or not the browser accepts JavaScript

Session

utmvc Guarantees operation of the first security barrier Session

 

  • Audience measurement cookies

Audience measurement tools are deployed in order to obtain information on visitors’ browsing. Among other things, they enable understanding of how users arrive on the site and reconstruct their browsing paths.

Gouvernement.fr uses AT Internet audience measurement tool which is managed by a Tag management tool : Tag Commander.

Name of cookie

Purpose

Duration of retention

idrxvr

AT Internet statistics

13 months

tCdebugLib

Necessary to functioning of the TAG Commander script centralisation tool

1 month

TCID

Necessary to functioning of the TAG Commander script centralisation tool

30 min

WID

Necessary to functioning of the TAG Commander script centralisation tool

session

 

The first time you visit Gouvernement.fr, a banner informs you that these cookies are present and invites you to indicate your choice. They are only deposited if you accept. You can find out more and configure your cookies for acceptance or refusal at any time by going to the Cookie Management page on the bottom left in each website page’s footer. You can indicate whether your choice is for the entire site or service by service.

  • Third-party cookies, intended to improve site interactivity

The Gouvernement.fr website makes use of various services provided by third parties. These include:
  • Sharing buttons (Twitter and Facebook)
  • Videos broadcast on the site (Youtube, Dailymotion)
  • Interactive timelines (TimelineJS)
  • Campaign distribution (AppNexus)
  • Instagram feeds (Instafeed)
  • Integrated tweets (Twitter)
  • Integrated Facebook posts (Facebook)
  • Curation tools (Storify)
  • Animated presentations (Slideshare, Calameo)
  • Interactive infographics (Infogram)
  • Interactive stories (Adobe Spark)
  • Interactive maps  (Google maps, Mapbox, Wemap)
These functionalities use third-party cookies directly deposited by these services. The first time you visit Gouvernement.fr, a banner informs you that these cookies are present and invites you to indicate your choice. They are only deposited if you accept them or continue browsing the site by visiting a second page of Gouvernement.fr. You can find out more and configure your cookies for acceptance or refusal at any time by going to the Cookie Management page on the bottom left in each website page’s footer. You can indicate whether your choice is for the entire site or service by service.
 

Ways to opt-out of cookies via your browser


You can choose to disable all cookies any time you wish, even those necessary to the website’s functioning. However, your user experience will be the poorer if you do. If you only want to disable cookies that are not essential to site functioning, use our Cookie Management page.

Here are the procedures required to block cookie creation by using your browser’s options:


Application logs

Application logs collect IP addresses when the gouvernement.fr website is browsed, and email addresses when forms are used.
This data is collected for incident-response needs, in particular in the event of attacks or attempted cyber-attacks. Application logs are retained for one year.