The search engine that doesn't track you?

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 4 years and 8 months ago • Updated: 4 years and 8 months ago
When I load the pure HTML version of the search page, I see that this page includes a translucent one-pixel GIF-image that has a checksum-like letter and digit sequence in its filename:

Could you please explain the purpose of this image?

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This is an favicon, as you can see in your webbrowser, if you are using mozilla, there is a little icon on the "tab" which is for duckduckgo an red backround with an duck, but go to /i/ you will get same image :)
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 8 months ago Link
Sorry but this is not a favicon (although the URL suggests that). On the Mozilla-Tab I see the DDG logo but the file in question has just one translucent pixel. Also the checksum in its filename changes from time to time.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 8 months ago Link
This appears to be a bug with how favicons for ads are fetched. Normally you would see a favicon next to the ad, just like most other results--this is just loading it incorrectly. Looking into it.

posted by crazedpsyc 4 years and 8 months ago Link