Guys, privacy is one of the key feature that every website should have. We sometimes want to get search results anonymously i.e without server storing our IP address or user info etc. Ixquick brings you this service. Let us see some information about it.
StartPage by Ixquick, the world’s most private search engine is a meta search engine whose key feature is privacy. Ixquick was founded by David Bodnick in 1998 , Startpage BV is the company which currently owns it.
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 one 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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