Ixquick is an internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from other search engines. Ixquick does not collect or share its users' personal information with third parties. The metasearch engine is a privacy enhancing alternative to other search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo.
Tool type: Search Engine
Ease of use: Ixquick is easy to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot
Open source: No
Encryption support: Ixquick offers secure, encrypted connections (HTTPS/SSL).
Benefits: Ixquick does not use identifying cookies, nor stores its users' IP addresses. In addition, it does not collect its users' personal data nor share its users' personal data with third parties. It offers a free proxy service that allows anonymous online browsing, thus limiting user profiling and increasing your online privacy.
Limitations: Ixquick does not provide personalised search results, but rather shows all users the same search results for a given search term.
Independent code audit: "None that we know of"
Cost: Free of charge
Languages: 18 Languages including Korean and Japanese
Compatibility: Any internet browser
Developed by: Ixquick was founded by David Bodnick in 1998 and was acquired by Surfboard Holding BV of the Netherlands in 2000. Ixquick was relaunched in March 2005.
Last updated: 6 March 2016