Data Protection Policy

This website is managed by the National Library of Luxembourg (BnL). This privacy policy explains how this website processes personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

What data do we collect?

We collect the following data:

  • Browsing data
  • IP address

How do we collect your data?

We collect and process data when you:

  • Use or view our website
  • Use our public API (Application Programming Interface)

How do we use your data?

We collect your data so that we can:

  • Present or block content that is subject to certain copyright conditions.
  • Analyse how you use this website.

How do we store your data?

We securely store your data in a government’s owned datacenters in Luxembourg. We will keep your data for 6 months. Once this time period has expired, we will anonymize your data.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. 

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Remembering your user preferences
  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – We use these cookies so that we remember your previously selected preferences.These could include what language you prefer.

How to manage cookies?

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

This website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep this privacy policy under regular review and place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 5 March 2020.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about BnL’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, you can contact us by:


Address: Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg - 37D, Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg