Confidentiality policicy

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation no. 2016/679 ("GDPR") and the French Data Protection Act no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 as amended, personal data regarding the User and persons linked to the Project (authors, directors, etc.) are collected and processed by ARTE FRANCE as Data Controller when the User visits the Website and when the Project is submitted to ARTE France.

ARTE France processes personal data for the following purposes:

  • Enabling the submission of an audiovisual Project;

  • Examining the audiovisual Project and providing a favorable or unfavorable reply;

  • Managing the operation of the Website and monitoring traffic to it.

ARTE France ensures that it collects and processes only personal data that is strictly necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. The legal basis for processing such data is the User's consent and ARTE France's legitimate interests with regard to the operation of the Website and traffic to it.

Personal data is forwarded only to ARTE France's internal departments in charge of managing the Website and examining the Project, as well as to ARTE France's outsourced technical service providers.

As part of the process of submitting a Project, ARTE France is required to process the following personal data regarding the User and the persons linked to the Project (authors, directors, etc.): title, first name, last name, e-mail address, nationality and company details if applicable.

ARTE France saves on the User's device cookies that are strictly necessary to the operation of the Website and cookies required to analyze traffic to the Website. For further information, refer to the cookie policy available [here].

ARTE France is required to process personal data for the period necessary for the examination of the Project, the duration of the partner relationship and the duration of the Project life time in the event ARTE France approves of and proceeds with the Project.

In accordance with the French Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978 as amended and the European Regulation (EU-2016/679) on the protection of personal data ("GDPR"), Users may access their data, rectify it, request its deletion or exercise their right to restrict the processing of their data, withdraw their consent to the processing of their data at any time and exercise their right to the portability of their data.

To exercise these rights or for any questions on the processing of your data under these provisions, you can contact the Data Protection Officer by letter to the following address: ARTE France - Service DPO - Direction juridique, 8 rue Marceau, 92130 Issy Les Moulineaux or by e-mail at:

In accordance with the legislation in force, kindly send your signed request accompanied with a copy of your identity card and specify the address to which the reply should be sent. ARTE France has a period of 1 (one) month to reply from the date of receipt of the request. 

Complaints can be filed with the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL - French Data Protection Authority).

In this section, you will find information regarding cookies implemented on the Website and the personal data that they collect, as well as recommendations on accepting them, rejecting all of them or configuring your choices based on purpose. The Website is published by ARTE France, a limited liability company with a board of directors and a supervisory board and capital of €8,687,668.68 registered with the Nanterre trade and companies register under the number 334 689 122, with its head office at 8, rue Marceau 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, and is the Data Controller for the personal data collected for this purpose.



How are you being tracked on the web? What is a cookie and what is its role?

When you visit a website, traces of your web browsing are saved on your computer, on Internet network equipment (access providers) and on servers.

Your browser keeps a copy of the pages you have recently visited (called the "cache", a clever way to optimize page loading time and relieve network congestion). The cache also keeps a history of the addresses you have entered in the address bar.

Cookies are also part of the traces of your browsing history. A cookie is a text file saved on your hard disk by the domain that you visit. The file can contain various data such as the name of the server that saved it, an ID in the form of a unique number, an expiry date, etc. A server accesses it to read and save this information.

Cookies play several roles. They make browsing easier, save your preferences, and facilitate and speed up interactions between you and the Website. Without cookies, you will be treated as a newcomer every time you open a page on the Website. For example, if you enter your login data on a page and move on to the next page, the Website will not recognize you and will be not able to consider you a logged in user.

Cookies can also allow websites to target Internet users with advertising or marketing campaigns, for example, based on users' location or online shopping or browsing habits. Some cookies are linked to the Website that you visit, while others depend on external Websites that manage content about the page you are visiting (cookies from third-party websites). For example, a website can hire the services of a statistics company that will use its own cookies to count the number of visitors to the website.

How does the Website's cookie pop-up work?

In accordance with Deliberation no. 2020-091 and the CNIL recommendation of 17 September 2020, ARTE France has set up a pop-up for cookie information, acceptance and configuration, which appears when you enter a page on the Website.

This pop-up is a cookie information and management tool that informs you of the purpose of cookies that may be saved on your device. These are audience measurement cookies and are not saved by default. In this case, you have the possibility of accepting or rejecting all of these cookies or you can configure your choices by purpose.

By clicking on "ACCEPT ALL", you accept that ARTE France or a third party places cookies on your device, and by clicking on "REJECT ALL", you refuse to allow these cookies from being saved. By clicking on "Configure my choices", you can accept or reject cookies based on their purpose.

In this case, your acceptance of cookies from the Website is given for a maximum period of 13 months.

Nevertheless, ARTE France allows you to configure your cookie preferences at any time by using the cookie management tool provided, which can be accessed at the bottom of all the pages on the Website by clicking on the "Cookie configuration" link.

As indicated above, the Website's cookie pop-up appears during your initial connection to the Website, once a year when your consent expires, every time a new purpose is added to those initially specified or when you clear your computer's cache memory (to learn more about this, go to the section below entitled)."How to delete unwanted cookies or oppose the installation of cookies").

Do note, however, that some cookies are exempt from your consent, in particular those strictly necessary for the proper operation of the Website and the provision of the service expressly requested by the User via the Website.

After your consent is given for certain cookies, the server that hosts the Website will collect from your computer valuable information for the proper operation of the Website. If you choose to configure your browser to not accept any cookies, including those required for the Website to run properly, some features on the Website may no longer be available.


Which cookies and why?

Below is the list of cookies that we use on our Website.


The browsing cookies listed below are of a technical nature. They are strictly necessary in order to provide the service expressly requested by the User via the Website. Without these cookies, you will not be able to benefit from the services on the Website. You will therefore not be asked for your consent.



Role of the cookie and data collected

User consent needed?

Pop-up to accept cookies

Pop-up to accept cookies. Used so that the pop-up appears only once a year on your browser.




These cookies allow you to measure the Website's audience. They are not strictly required for the Website to function. Some of these require the consent of the Website User.


Role of the cookie and data collected

User consent needed?

AT Internet

Piano Analytics Smart tag est un outil de mesure d'audience web proposé par AT Internet. Piano Analytics Smart tag  dépose un cookie pour tracer le parcours du visiteur afin d'établir des statistiques de visite. Piano Analytics Smart tag  utilise les informations collectées par ses cookies à la demande d'ARTE pour fournir des rapports et des prestations en lien avec l'utilisation du site.



How to delete unwanted cookies or oppose the installation of cookies

Some people do not like the idea of a Website keeping information about their browsing, especially when such information is stored and used by a third-party Website. If this is your case, you can block some or all cookies, or even delete those that have already been installed.

On the one hand, ARTE France allows you to configure your cookie preferences at any time by using a cookie management tool, which can be accessed during your initial connection to the Website, and at the bottom of all the pages on the Website under "Cookie configuration".

In addition, if you choose to configure your browser to not accept any cookies, some features of the Website may no longer be available, and may make your visit to our web pages less pleasant.

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can set your browser to alert you when cookies are received, or to refuse all of them. However, if you set your browser to automatically reject cookies, you will no longer be able to use certain features on the Website.

You may also choose to delete the cookies already stored on your computer.

As a result of this action, the cookie banner and the cookie consent management tool will appear the next time you connect to our Website.

To find out the best choices to make, go to the websites linked below, depending on the browser that you use:

CNIL recommendations

The CNIL (French data protection authority) website offers recommendations on restricting the traceability of your web browsing (in French).