Unfortunately, this process is not always accurate enough, especially on mobile phone networks that route traffic through a central hub, making you appear to us to be hundreds of miles away from where you actually are! To get around this issue and improve the location accuracy of search results, you may see a prompt asking you if you’d like to opt-in to share your current location with DuckDuckGo.
To improve the accuracy of local search results, you may see a prompt asking you if you’d like to opt-in to share your current location with DuckDuckGo.
Major web browsers have access to more accurate location information using a variety of techniques, including WiFi databases, cell tower location databases, and GPS. When you see one of these common browser prompts, you are allowing your browser to share this more accurate location with the requesting site.
To be clear, that means that even if you opt-in to sharing a more accurate location, your searches will still be completely anonymous.
Each major browser has more information on their precise location features:
If you have any concerns, please feel free to reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.