How does DuckDuckGo know where I am?

How does DuckDuckGo know where I am?

Searching the web with DuckDuckGo is completely anonymous; we simply never collect or share any personal information, in line with our strict privacy policy. For example, we don’t store IP addresses or any other unique identifiers in our server logs. As a result, we don’t even have the ability to create search histories or sessions for any individual. It’s privacy by design.

When you hit the search button, your computer sends your search request to us. In that request, your computer embeds additional information. For example, if you opt-in to location sharing for a site, this information includes your approximate location. And even if you don’t, your request includes your IP address, and an approximate location can be inferred from it, though it isn’t always accurate.

What we do is read that embedded information, use the location contained within it to display the weather or other local information requested, and then immediately throw it away – without storing any of your personal information. In that way, we can serve localized results (weather, restaurants, maps, etc.) without tracking you. For all the nitty-gritty technical details, check out our help page

https://www.quora.com/How-does-DuckDuckGo-know-where-I-am/answer/Gabriel-Weinberg

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