About is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users.

Why use

If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make your default search engine.

Technical details - How does it work? is a metasearch engine. It provides basic privacy by mixing your queries with searches on other platforms without storing search data. Queries are made using a POST request on every browser (except Chromium-based browsers*). Therefore they show up in neither our logs, nor your url history. In the case of Chromium-based browser users there is an exception: searx uses the search bar to perform GET requests. can be added to your browser's search bar; moreover, it can be set as the default search engine.

How to set as the default search engine? supports OpenSearch. For more information on changing your default search engine, see your browser's documentation: