In today’s digital age, search engines have become our gateway to the vast expanse of information available on the internet. From finding the nearest coffee shop to conducting in-depth research on complex topics, search engines have revolutionized the way we access and consume information. However, amidst the convenience and efficiency they offer, there’s a crucial aspect that often goes unnoticed – privacy.

Our search interface, were designed to facilitate searches and raise awareness about the importance of privacy in the realm of search engines.

With a mission to spread awareness about search engines, privacy, and the significance of private search engines, this platform stands out as a beacon for those seeking to navigate the digital landscape with caution and awareness.


The user experience on is seamless and intuitive. Users can select their preferred search engine from a curated list. Each search engine is color-coded – green, orange, or red – to signify its level of privacy. Green indicates a high level of privacy, orange suggests moderate privacy, and red signals a lack of privacy protection.

As users select their preferred search engine and initiate their searches, the results are displayed in a new tab or popup, ensuring a fluid browsing experience. But beyond just providing search results, 1k1 Search serves as an educational platform, empowering users to make informed choices about their online privacy.

Now, let’s delve into a comparative analysis of some of the popular search engines available on, exploring their privacy features and functionalities. Through this comparison, we aim to shed light on the diverse landscape of search engines and equip users with the knowledge they need to protect their privacy while navigating the digital world.

Compare Search Engines

[Private vs Non-private]


Features~ DuckDuckGo~ OneSearch~ Startpage~ Brave~ Ecosia~ Qwant~ ghostery~ Google~ Yahoo~ Bing~ Yaindex~ Baidu~
No Tracking~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ No~ No~ No~ No~ No~

SSL [We’ve checked each search engine to ensure they have valid SSL installation without issues.]~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~

Extension [Some search engines provide cross-browser privacy-enhancing extensions. They usually come with features like tracker blocking, ad blocking, enforcing SSL connections, and more.]~ Yes[|[Download]~ Yes[|[Download]~ Yes[|[Download]~ no~ Yes[|[Download]~ Yes[|[Download]~ Yes[|[Download]~ no~ no~ no~ no~ no~

POST [POST requests hides your search terms, ensuring they remain private and are not stored in the browser history. Where GET requests expose search terms in URL, and potentially exposing them to others. and store search queries in the browser’s history.]~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ No~ No~ No~ No~ No~ No~ No~ No~ No~

Independent [Non-Independent Search engines relying on big tech companies for search results via API. In contrast, Independents utilizes its own index built entirely from scratch.]~ No~ No~ No~ Yes~ No~ No~ Unknown~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~ Yes~

WW Usage [Search Engine Market Share Worldwide Feb 2023 – Feb 2024|Soruce]~ 0.54%~ Unknown~ 0.01%~ Unknown~ 0.09%~ 0.02%~ Unknown~ 91.47%~ 1.1%~ 3.43%~ 1.78%~ 0.83%~


We want to emphasize that while we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information in this article, we cannot guarantee the absolute accuracy of the facts presented. Search engine features and statistics may change over time due to updates or other factors beyond our control.

We hereby declare that we are not responsible for any inaccuracies or changes that may occur regarding the information provided in this article. It is advisable for readers to verify the facts independently by visiting the official websites of the respective search engines for the latest updates and information.

Furthermore, the contents of this article are intended for educational and awareness purposes only. They do not constitute professional advice or endorsements. Readers are encouraged to use their discretion and judgment when making decisions related to search engine usage and online privacy.


DuckDuckGo uses Bing to supplement search results

OneSearch uses Bing to supplement search results

Startpage uses Bing to supplement search results

Brave’s search engine is totally independent

Ecosia uses Microsoft Bing or, with your consent, Google.

Qwant uses Bing to supplement search results

Search Engine Market Share Worldwide

DuckDuckGo never tracks you

OneSearch doesn’t track you or your personal data.

Startpage doesn’t track your personally identifiable information while you search

Brave does not store any record of people’s browsing history.

Ecosia anonymize all searches within days

Qwant doesn’t track its users