x.15a2
Hello and welcome to DDG. I believe that you are referring to the ads on DDG's results pages. These ads are based the immediate search that you enter and are not used for tracking. Here are some web pages that explain all of this that you should find helpful:

DDG Ads: https://duck.co/help/company/advertising...
Tracking Ads: http://donttrack.us/

Thanks!
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link

anonymous
No, I am getting those ads on the MSN news homepage and on Facebook sidebars.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 4 months ago Link
x.15a2
Remember that once you leave the ddg results page and visit another Web site, ddg can no longer protect you. It's possible the that sites you visit drop cookies that FB and MSN use.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link
MyUser
Another thing to remember is that if you click on an ad on DDG, Bing (owned by MSN/Microsoft) can track your click, but if you don't then they can't.

It would be interesting if DDG put a warning below ads that Bing can track clicks on the ad.
posted by MyUser 3 years and 4 months ago Link