How does protect my privacy? never sells your data to advertisers or follows you around the internet. gives you the option to choose between a customized search experience through personal mode or an entirely private one through our private mode. Our private mode offers the most private search experience of any search engine. In private mode, never stores your queries, preferences, or locations. That also means that localized queries (such as “best restaurants near me”) won’t work. In private mode, we only save whether the service is used at all, in order to prevent attacks and misuse of our servers.

In private mode, while we do have to send anonymized query data to Microsoft, Yelp, weather services, and other apps, these queries come from the IP address, so these partners won’t know who the query originated from.

Even in personal mode, we strive to only store the minimal data necessary to make your experience better.

Read our extended post on privacy here.