DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials 4+

Privacy, simplified‪.‬

DuckDuckGo, Inc.

    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings
    • Free



Tired of being tracked online? We can help.   

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials comes packed with best-in-class privacy essentials and makes browsing Safari even faster. 

Block Tracking Cookies — prevent most cross-site (aka 3rd party) cookies from tracking you as you browse from site to site. We also help prevent websites from tracking you with their own cookies by automatically expiring those first-party cookies after 7 days. 

Escape Online Tracking — block most hidden tracking scripts lurking on the websites you visit (e.g., when you click on search results). Stop companies behind those trackers before they use sneaky tactics to try to collect and sell your data. See notes and links below for more information.

After you install our extension, you’ll be asked to enable Tracker Blocking and the Privacy Dashboard within Safari. While the extension doesn’t include DuckDuckGo Private Search, it is built into Safari as a default search option. Enabling all three gives you seamless privacy protection. 

Privacy, simplified.

Note about our tracker blocking for 3rd-party sites:
DuckDuckGo never tracks you. When you leave our search engine to use other sites, we aim to block as many hidden trackers as possible, but we can't block them all for a few reasons. New trackers emerge all the time, so first we need to find them. Then, blocking these trackers can sometimes break functionality, so we need to develop new approaches without hurting usability. Additionally, in our extension we offer a specific type of protection that stops scripts from even loading on 3rd-party sites, which isn’t offered on most popular browsers by default. Currently, this one loading protection doesn't apply to Microsoft scripts on 3rd-party sites due to contractual restrictions. However, our other tracker blocking methods are unrestricted.
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What’s New

Version 1.4.8

Minor fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Marx64 ,

Accross all browsers and devices

As our 'big brothers' gather more than enough information about us I decided to install DuckDuck on my Mac (3 browsers) and iPad and iPhone. So at least I make it a little harder to follow me.


Switch to rating system everyone understands

A , B , C, etc. ratings don't mean much to someone from, let's say, the Netherlands. I bet the same applies to most people internationally. Maybe it would be a good idea to switch to a rating system more people can relate to.

TobiasMooz ,

Great extension for privacy

Very happy with it, since the privacy protection in Safari is quite basic. Works great!

App Privacy

The developer, DuckDuckGo, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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