Cookie Policy

Hmmm cookies, that sounds delicious! This text maybe looks like a tough “cookie”, but please read it carefully in order to understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files, stored on your computer or mobile device, that are used to track your preferences while surfing the web. The cookies that are stored through the website and the Drillster application cannot harm your computer or mobile device, or any files that are saved on this equipment.

There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website or application (first party cookies) and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site (third party cookies).

Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.

What are cookies for?

Cookies are used for different purposes. First of all they are helpful in storing your user names, passwords, the contents of your shopping cart and preferences such as language settings. Websites also use cookies to track how many visitors visit a site or to determine what parts of a site are popular. There are also cookies that track which sites you visit so as to assess your personal interests. This information is used by advertisers and site owners to show relevant advertising content to you. These cookies will also prevent the same ads being shown to you repeatedly.

Drillster and Cookies

The cookies used by Drillster may be categorized as follows:

Technical cookies

We try to provide an advanced and user-friendly website and application that adapts automatically to needs and wishes of our visitors and users. To achieve this, we use technical cookies to i.e. show you our website, to make it function correctly, to create your user account, to sign you in and to manage your requests. These technical cookies are necessary for our website to function properly.

Functional cookies

These are cookies that are necessary to provide the services you request. For instance, functional cookies allow you to proceed through different pages of a website with a single login and they remember selections in language choice and (order) forms that are filled out on websites. These functional cookies are not strictly necessary for the functioning of our website or Drillster application, but they add functionality for you and enhance your experience.

Analytical cookies

We use analytical cookies in order to collect statistics about the use and visits of the website. These analytic cookies generate statistical and other information about website or Drillster application use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ devices. The information generated relating to our website/application is used to create reports about the use thereof. Analytical cookies may be placed without your consent, unless such cookies have an impact on your privacy. In such cases, prior consent will be asked for.

Google Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics cookies in order to collect statistics about the use and visits of the website and the Drillster application. With these analytical cookies a permanent cookie is saved on your device to register your use of the website or the Drillster application. Google Analytics analyses this data and provides us with the results. This way, we obtain insight into the traffic of the website and the application and the way in which they are used. Based on this information we are able to make specific adjustments to the website and the application.

The information that we obtain is transferred to Google and stored by Google on servers outside the European Economic Area. We have taken the following measures to protect your privacy:

  • We have entered into a data processing agreement with Google in which agreements have been made regarding the processing of personal data.
  • We do not allow Google to use the obtained data for other Google services.
  • We have removed the last octet of your IP address. An IP address consists of 4 so called octets of 3 digits each. Google offers the opportunity to remove the last octet of the IP address. This happens before your IP address is retained by Google.
  • Drillster does not make use of other Google services in combination with Google Analytics.

If you would like more information about analytical cookies and their expiry date, please visit the Google Analytics information page. Google also offers an opt-out option for data collection within the scope of Google Analytics.

Tracking cookies

Also known as commercial cookies. They are used to track visitors’ Internet browsing behavior and collect data and information on their browsing behavior from the various websites they visited. We use tracking cookies to optimize your Drillster experience and provide you with the best information!


It is possible that information collected through a cookie or obtained otherwise, contains personal data. If this is the case, our Privacy Policy is applicable on the processing of these data. The Privacy Policy can be read here.

What happens if I switch off cookies?

If you switch off the cookies that track your preferences, some parts of the service may not be available. For example, you will asked to type in your email address and password every visit.

The consent you have given to store and read cookies, can be withdrawn at any time by setting your browser to disable cookies and/or to remove all cookies from your browser. Please consult the help function of your browser to learn how you can delete cookies. Please take into account that deleting cookies may render some parts of the website and the Drillster application nonfunctional.

Please note that refusing or deleting cookies only affects the computer and the browser on which you perform this action. If you use different computers and/or browsers you will need to repeat the above described actions on these computers and/or browsers. If you do use cookies, make sure you log off from your account whenever you leave a computer intended for public use.



It is possible for the Cookie Statement to be amended in the future. It is therefore recommended to regularly visit the section on the website in which we outline the Cookie Statement. In case of substantive or material changes that may affect you to a considerable extent, we strive to inform you in advance.


Last update: August 2021