Browser history

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 3 years and 8 months ago • Updated: 3 years and 8 months ago
Just signed up. How do you get rid of the link with Firefox and Google. These two seem to be still active when I use Duckduck. In other words, when I search in Duckduck my history is recorded in boht Firefox and Google. What can I do to stop this happening?

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Thank you all for the many comments, questions and suggestions. Particular thanks go to user x.15a2 for constantly monitoring, replying and helping so many users here. To continue these discussions, please head over to the DuckDuckGo subreddit.

Not completely sure what you are referring to re: Google as there is no connection at all between them and DDG.

WIth Firefox (or any other browser), your browsing history is maintained locally unless you take steps to disable it. You can take steps to disable or delete this local storage of your search history but it is not something that DDG or other web sites have any control over. Browser history is fully controlled by the browser and should not be confused with tracking, in which your search data would be stored and shared with others (which DDG does not do).
These pages will help:
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 8 months ago Link
As x.15a2 says, it could be that your browsing history is being saved (default behaviour). Other things could be search suggestions, which can be turned off in Firefox in Preferences -> Search.

Also, it might help to switch off search queries displaying in URLs by going to DuckDuckGo advanced settings -> Privacy -> Requests shown in url (turn off and save). Note that this only affects searches made from the DuckDuckGo website - not searches from the browser address bar or search bar.
posted by tagawa Staff3 years and 8 months ago Link