Guys ,privacy is the most key feature that every website should have . We sometimes want to get search results anonymously ie without server storing our ip address or user info etc.Ixquick brings you this service .For more information ,get into the article..
Ixquick ,the world’s most private search engine is a metasearch engine whose key feature is privacy. Ixquick was founded by David Bodnick in 1998 , Surfboard Holdings B.V. of Netherlands is the owner.
On 29 March 2016, Ixquick.com was merged with the same company’s Startpage search engine whose privacy policies are almost same but it fetches results through google search results. However, surfing of Ixquick redirects to Startpage.com.This doesn’t save any Ip address and the users data. StartPage enhanced by Google , combines the powerful search results of Google with the strong privacy features of Ixquick. When we search with start page ,it removes all identifying information from our query and submit anonymously to external sources.
On 14th July, 2008 Ixquick received the first European Privacy Seal. It certifies all the promises of Ixquick that makes to the users.
Ixquick uses only a cookie called ‘preferences ‘, remembers users searches for future references and will be deleted after 90 days if user doesn’t open/use ixquick .This is done only if User accepts to save his preferences .
Ixquick presents top ten search results from multiple search engines. It follows “star system” to rank its results .Ixquick can search in 17 languages like Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Italian, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish and Turkish.
Startpage provides following privacy policies –
- Doesn’t provide any personal information to the Google servers.
- Doesn’t store users ip address.
- No identifying cookies .
- Offering secure and encrypted connections (HTTPS/SSL)
- Free proxy service that allows anonymous browsing of websites.
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