by Firefox user 15253770, 2 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
If Start Page has made searching private with no one tracking me why is it that Tripadvisor showed 'recommended for you - art lovers' just after I had been searching art galleries?
Developer responseposted 2 years ago
Hello and thanks for using Startpage. We never save or share personal data of any search AND if you view a website using Anonymous View, the website will only see that Startpage has been there, not you. The only way that a website will be able to track you is if you click on an Ad within your search results. It is important to know that all Ads on Startpage are purely contextual advertising, meaning that they are based on your exact search terms NOT your past search or browsing history; therefore, more likely to be helpful versus manipulative. Perhaps you clicked on an Ad or searched using a different source other than Startpage?