Startpage — Private Search Engine

Startpage — Private Search Engine

Take back your online privacy by using Startpage as your default search engine.

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What is Startpage — Private Search Engine?

Startpage – Private Search Engine is an add-on for Edge. It provides users with safe and private web searching. It guarantees no tracking, no storing, and no selling of users' data. It also displays Google search results while keeping users' privacy intact. The add-on adheres to European and Dutch privacy laws, and is both GDPR and CCPA compliant. The unique 'Anonymous View' feature allows users to browse search results without revealing their identity. Highly recommended by TechRadar, Bloomberg, and more.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.80 (10)
Version: 1.1.3 (Last updated: 2021-04-20)
Creation date: 2021-04-20
Manifest version: 2
Overrides search engine: Yes
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • https://**
Size: 11.19K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Startpage — Private Search Engine
Startpage — Private Search Engine (v1.1.2)
4.19 (58) 220,803
Not available on Firefox

This search engine extension protects users from being tracked while allowing them to search the web in complete privacy.

Startpage is a private search engine with no tracking, storing, or selling users’ search history. To ensure you have “always-on” search privacy AND to search Startpage directly from your URL bar, we recommend installing our search engine extension.

The Startpage private search extension:

  • Does NOT save, share, or sell your personal or search engine data
  • Delivers Google search results
  • Doesn’t drop 3rd party trackers and cookies like other search engines
  • Ensures unprofiled search results, guaranteeing the same information for everyone in the world
  • Allows users to browse search results in private with the “Anonymous View” proxy feature
  • Protects worldwide users with European and Dutch privacy legislation
  • Is GDPR and CCPA compliant

Industry reviews:

  • TechRadar: “Startpage’s ‘Anonymous View’ link …makes it incredibly easy for users to visit websites while protecting their privacy.”
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User reviews
Add french language
by Adam, 2023-08-22

ok, but now hitting the ESC key the actual page gets lost and Startpage will be loaded. WTF?! Is this done by your addon??
by Clemens, 2023-01-11

Man hat zwar vollen Zugriff auf den Google-Content, aber die Leute aus Mountain View CA haben keinen Zugriff auf meine Daten!!! OK, Werbung gibt es bei Startpage auch (irgendwie müssen sie ja Geld verdienen), aber keine personalisierte! Deshalb der fehlende fünfte Stern.
by Torsten, 2023-01-03
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Risk impact

Startpage — Private Search Engine is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Startpage — Private Search Engine if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Startpage — Private Search Engine has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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