DDG actually has 3 ways of storing\accessing user settings:

  • As you noted, via non-tracking cookies, stored on the user's workstation.
  • Anonymous Cloud Save which stores your settings in a more permanent way (on a remote server in the cloud). No personally identifiable information will be stored in the cloud, and your pass phrase will never leave your browser.
  • Bookmarklet URLs, for example:
    https://duckduckgo.com/?k7=d0cdcd In Advanced Settings, select your preferred settings then click on Show Bookmarklet and Settings Data then copy the URL provided.

    Hopefully you'll find one of these existing solutions will fit your needs.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 10 days ago Link

Oh my gosh. It was in the right sidebar the whole time. How did I miss it?

Thank you.
posted by spyrosoft 2 years and 10 days ago Link