DuckDuckGo Privacy for Safari 4+

Privacy, simplified‪.‬

DuckDuckGo, Inc.

    • 4.3 • 367 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 3rd-party cookies from tracking you as you browse from site to site.

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 1.5.0

Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
367 Ratings

367 Ratings

Cjdududdhducjfufudkdjdj ,

Helpful sidekick to Safari's existing UI (Multi-Device)

I've strictly used duckduckgo for browsing comfortably on iOS and desktop for years.
Heres my two cents on what the folks at DuckDuckGo are doing: WHAT OTHERS CAN'T!
At a currently rare price of $0.00, you receive an even rarer, comfortable interface on mobile. That alone shows how these devs don't cut corners and use their resources in a expertly manner. In MacOS, it is much the same. It works within the Safari browser, as an extension, where it becomes a second line of defense for tracker-blocking throughout the internet. Above all, their services prompted me to write a thourough, positive review. Thank you DuckDuckGo!

chaya ,

Sometimes, you just want to have fun ...

... and not have the world watching. Like others, I'm a big fan of the iOS version. In this case, I was a bit confused at first because it's not a separate browser. This is good and bad - good because you don't have to transfer all your bookmarks & preferences to a new app. The bad is minor. Because it's the same browser if you need to open recently updated files and don't want to clear cache, good luck on sites that are slow to update -or that just might be my site, in which case, no bad at all.

Hellerbox ,

duck is my angel

It was on duck duck go that I started the awareness of privacy search and the cons vs the pros . I have always started with google search but now I learned to get a much more unbiased search for infomation based of the clear fact that i am asking for infomation with a browser that has not profiled me from past data or even online behavior so that I feel i am fed with a cup not a table spoon helping. just a bit dry humor but i recommend greatly

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

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