DuckDuckGo Privacy Settings And Cookies - Menu?

MyUser MyUser
Created: 3 years and 10 months ago
Hi,

I was wondering if DDG has advanced privacy settings menu or a page to view cookies DuckDuckGo has placed on your computer. I wrote one for the search engine I'm working on and I think it's a cool idea to be able to:
- View cookies DDG has placed without having to go through Firefox menus
- View explanations and about pages on each cookie
- Delete specific cookies
- Ask for DDG cookies not to be saved on your computer
- Ask for DDG to place more cookies on your computer for added functionality

It was easy for me to write in PHP and I'd love to see it in DDG.

I was also wondering what data is collected about searches like countries they came from, day of the week, day of the year and response time.

Cheers,
MyUser

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zac
Check out the privacy policy: https://duckduckgo.com/privacy (specifically this section)

In short:
-No cookies by default. Non-personal cookies are added if you change your settings, so they're able to be preserved if you close your browser
-No identifying user information like IP or unique user agents. If it can tie searches to a user, we don't have it.
posted by zac Staff3 years and 10 months ago Link
MyUser
Hi,

One of the first things I did when I started using DDG some time ago was check the privacy policy.

"No cookies by default" ... "added if you change settings". I checked my DDG cookies in Firefox and it gave me a couple, both named "5", both with the content "2". The privacy policy doesn't explain what these mean and they're not that self-explanatory. I'm fine with them there and I have changed my settings but I don't know what they are.

An example of what I mean would be something like this:

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|
| There are no cookies from
| DDG on your computer

|
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OR

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|
| s (text size): l (large)
| f (floating header): y (yes)
|
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Thanks for the quick response, sorry I wasn't so fast. If my response sounds heated, it's not supposed to be. I'm just debating your points.

Cheers,
MyUser
posted by MyUser 3 years and 10 months ago Link