I have read that you must make some compromises, but even as a semi-novice user (still) though I have had DDG as my default search engine for many months (and recommended many other users), it seems rather complex, and begs to wonder what one really has to do to protect our own privacy? Yandex seems committed to undoing what DDG commits t providing- and likely other 'partnerships'. All this for setting things up as a default search engine? (And still no T-Shirt!)
Something seems very over complicated and not explained to the average user who believes they will not be tracked by clicking "Click here to set DDG as your default search engine" and going through the trouble of removing Bing and Google (not always so easy).
Yandex indicates it tracks all those who they are in partnership with, logged in to them or not...
PLEASE provide an explanation!