Transparency notice - social media

The British Library maintains an official presence on various social media platforms, in pursuit of own legitimate interests in relation to marketing and brand management.

When you engage with us on these platforms the platform owner is the Data Controller, and their own privacy policy applies. We will engage with you on social media only in accordance with these third party privacy policies, and will only contact you directly (e.g. by ‘private message’) in response to a request or query made by you.

The British Library maintains an official presence on the following platforms:

  • Facebook - Facebook’s Privacy Policy can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Please note that if you 'like' the British Library's Facebook page, Facebook will use cookies on your machine in order to provide anonymised and aggregated demographics data to the Library to assist us with Advertising, Measurement and Analytics activities, and in order to share relevant British Library advertisements with you in your Facebook news feed. Further information can be found in Facebook's Privacy Policy.
  • Instagram - Instagram’s Privacy policy can be found at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875. Please note that if you subscribe to the British Library's Instagram page, Facebook will use cookies on your machine in order to provide anonymised and aggregated demographics data to the Library to assist us with Advertising, Measurement and Analytics activities, and in order to share relevant British Library content and advertisements with you in your Instagram feed. Further information can be found in Instagram's Privacy Policy.
  • Twitter - Twitter’s Privacy Policy can be found at https://twitter.com/en/privacy.
  • YouTube - YouTube’s Privacy & Safety Centre can be found at https://support.google.com/youtube/topic/2803240?hl=en&ref_topic=6151248.