The Search Engines That Don’t Track You

People use search engines every day to find information that they are looking for. When using a search engine you place key words into the search bar and it returns a list of places on the internet where those keywords were found.

Google is a very common search engine and every minute there is around 4 million search inquires made. However, Google is tracking every single one of those searches using tracking devices like cookies. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer and they hold your specific data. This data can be carried from one website to another. That is why you are likely to see advertisements for a product (or service) on one website that you have already viewed on another.

search engines tracking

If you no longer would like Google tracking all your searches don’t fret because there are ample other search engines that pride themselves with not tracking your searches and giving you the privacy you need.

Listed below are the eight search engines that value your privacy and don’t track your searches.

1. DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo was launched in mid-2008 and in early 2009 they decided not share or collect any of their user’s personal information. They have been gaining in popularity and last year they reached 10 million searches in one day. Their significant popularity is due to their emphasis on protecting searchers’ privacy and dodging the filter bubble of personalised search outcomes.


2. Gibiru

Founded in 2009, Gibiru provides fast search engine results because they don’t install tracking cookies in your system. This search engine delivers unrestricted results that are anonymous and they wipe your search query within seconds after you made the search.

Yippy Search Engine3. Yippy

Yippy combines results from a variety of search engines and produces a list established on a qualified ranking. This ensures the spam that each search engine hold is pushed to the bottom of a search. Unlike Google that delivers all the results of a search engine optimisation in one extended list, Yippy groups related results together.

 4. Startpage

Since 2006 Startpage has pride itself with being the world’s most private search engine. It combines Google search results with comprehensive privacy security. This ensures that advertisers can’t get a hold of your search terms and create advertisements based upon them.

5. Lukol

This search engine doesn’t track or share your private information; this means that they don’t keep records of your IP address or the terms that you search. They channel the search enquiry through their proxy servers and don’t expose the data used when you searched a particular term.

6. Hulbee

With all their servers based in Switzerland, this search engine is the resourceful substitute for people who value the integrity of data and the protection of their privacy. Their user’s personal information, topics and IP addresses aren’t further used for any other means.


7. Privatelee

This search engine is dedicated to preserving the trust and confidence that their users already uphold in their website. They also do not sell personal information to marketers for advertising purposes.

8. WolframAlpha

In 2009 WolframAlpha was established as a computational information engine. It answers factual enquiries by computing the response from externally sourced data as opposed to simply giving a list of web pages that could hold the answer.

Wolfram Alpha