What Makes Startpage Special
Startpage Protects Your Privacy!
Startpage offers you Web search results from Google - the world's most popular search engine
When you search with Startpage the Web results are generated by Google. This offers you the search results and search features you may have grown accustomed to.
A Unique Combination
On Startpage the privacy of Ixquick is combined with the Web search results from Google. The combination of these two features is what makes Startpage so special.
You can continue using the Web results from the world's most popular search engine but now under the privacy protection of Ixquick, the world's most private search engine.
A Trusted Party
Startpage is brought to you by Ixquick, the world's most private search engine. Ixquick has been third-party certified by EuroPriSe, a European Union privacy initiative.
On July 14th, 2008 Ixquick was awarded the first European Privacy Seal.
Ixquick is the first and only EU-approved search engine.
Find the official EuroPriSe press release here.
Offers Many More Privacy - Enhancing Search Features
A Proxy Service
It allows users to surf the web with complete privacy. The proxy lets users browse websites safely and anonymously, without passing on any private, personally identifiable information to the websites they view.
Learn more here.
The URL Generator
To promote a cookie-free internet, Startpage has recently launched a URL generator which eradicates the need for setting a cookie. It remembers your settings in a privacy friendly manner. It can be found at the bottom of the SETTINGS page.
Startpage supports SSL (HTTPS)
The servers have been configured to handle HTTP requests over secure and encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connections. SSL is an encryption protocol that is available in almost all browsers. It establishes a secure connection between your browser and Startpage's servers. Startpage uses SSL to hide your search terms from anyone who might be monitoring traffic between your browser and Startpage's servers. You can activate SSL by using/adding an "s" to "http" in Startpage's address. (so: https://startpage.com)