The most popular and easiest to use privacy-conscious search engine, DuckDuckGo is funded by advertising but does not track its users. It is based in the USA.
You can search through the website just like you would on Google, and there are phone apps available that provide additional protection when browsing the web. You can also set your web browser to use DuckDuckGo as its default search engine.
Qwant is a search engine based in Europe which doesn’t track users or personalise results.
It also provides various other services:
- Qwant Junior (which only lists child-friendly results).
- Qwant Music (results are focused towards music).
- Qwant Boards (allows you to save pages or share a public board centered around a topic).
- Qwant Maps (Google Maps replacement built upon OpenStreetMap).
Searx is an open source “metasearch” engine, which searches several other search engines without telling them anything about you.
There are many sites that run Searx, you can use any of them (or if you’re technically minded you can even start your own site).
Mojeek is a web search engine based in the United Kingdom. It’s creating an own index of web pages and works without user tracking.