Privacy & Cookies



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We hold no responsibility for alterations made to material once obtained from our website.


We strive to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, The Alcohol & Drug Service is constantly evolving to ensure the best service we can provide. Therefore we cannot guarantee that all of the information is accurate and consistent.


Links from this site to other websites are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

Privacy Statement

The Alcohol & Drug Service is committed to the privacy of individuals using this website. The site does not collect any personal information about those using this site, or use cookies to track and log information about users. We may analyse the server log files which contain details of the Internet address (IP address) of computers using the site, pages looked at, the times of day and the type of web browser used. None of this information is linked to individuals.

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for It applies solely to this website.

Applying for Jobs On-line

We collect the personal information you disclose on the application form to enable us to short list people for interview. If you are not shortlisted we retain the application form for 1 year after it is submitted and if you are interviewed but are unsuccessful we will also retain the notes panel members made at your interview for 1 year, in line with our ADS Data Retention Policy

On-line Donations

We may receive information about you where you’ve made a donation to us through a third-party website (e.g., Just Giving or MyDonate) and given them permission to share your information with us. We do not process this information or share with any third party unless legally required to do so.

Registration for Newsletter

You can opt to subscribe to our free online newsletter. When you do, we only ask for your email address. The information you provide is kept confidential and will be used only to support your relationship with us. We never sell your information. You can “unsubscribe” at any time. If you would rather not receive future emails/online newsletters, please inform us by email at

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or our processing of your personal information, please contact:

The Data Protection Officer

82, Spring Bank, Hull HU3 1AB

or email marking it FAO The Data Protection Officer

List of the ADS cookies

This is a list of the cookies set by the ADS website, and what each is used for.

Cookie Name: __utma

Google Analytics. This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to our site. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

Expires 2 years from set/update.

Cookie Name: __utmb

Google Analytics. This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals.

Expires 30 minutes from set/update.

Cookie Name: __utmc

Google Analytics. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. For backwards compatibility, this cookie will continue to be written and will expire when the user exits the browser.

Expires when the user exits the browser.

Cookie Name: __utmz

Google Analytics. This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach our site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within your own site. The cookie is updated with each page view to our site.

Expires 6 months from set/update.

Cookie Name: PHPSESSID

This cookie is set if you take an action on our site, such as applying for a current vacancy.

Expires when the user exits the browser.