Startpage is a Dutch search engine company that highlights privacy as its key feature.
Startpage.com began as a web directory in 2002 then re-launched in 2009 as a search engine allowing users to obtain Google Search results while protecting their privacy by not storing personal information or search data and removing all trackers.
Since Startpage.com does not collect user data, it does not serve targeted advertising based on user data history. The company generates revenue from its search engine by providing contextual advertising based on the keyword used to perform a search.
Startpage web search uses results from Google, for which the company pays Google.
- Startpage Does Not Keep Logs, so has no records of the IP addresses of its users, no tracking cookies or anything similar.
- Anonymous View Proxy
Startpage’s Anonymous View feature lets you view any site in a list of search results through a proxy, thus preventing the site you’re visiting from learning about your location, ISP, content stored in cookies, network settings and so on.