How to search the internet without being tracked.

May 25, 2023 | Web

Privacy is becoming increasingly important to people. New standards and practices that limit the type of information gathered, how much, and how long it is stored are being put in place. Many websites now ask permission to place tracking cookies on your browser. Browsers also allow you to hide your exact location or the types of cookies that are placed. But some users are asking for even more privacy. Zero tracking.

Completely Private Browsers

Most people have heard of using incognito or private windows. But these versions of browsers still allow a level of tracking per each browsing session. Hence the rise of the completely private browser. Good examples of these types of browsers are DuckDuckGo, and Brave. These browsers track very little, only what is necessary to make your browsing experience intuitive.

But does being tracked really bother people?

Google Chrome probably does the most tracking out of any browser, and it is still the most popular browser, taking up about 65% of all website traffic. Followed by Safari (18%), which also tracks its users pretty closely, and then Edge and Firfox.

What should you use?

The mainstream browsers are still the best in terms of quality. They will do the best job displaying websites accurately, give you the best possible search results, and do their best to protect your device against malware. But if you privacy is that important, then checkout Brave or DuckDuckGo, they are great alternatives to the mainstream and they are making improvements all the time.