What do the privacy options in prefs do?

blekko’s website offers you, whether you are logged in or not, options to set preferences that enhance privacy. Click on the “prefs” link in the upper right to change your privacy settings.

The privacy options in prefs are:

  • SuperPrivacyblekko already has built-in controls to manage personally identifiable data, for example, we delete all IP Addresses within 48 hours of use. This setting goes one step further by helping you manage aggregate and/or anonymous information that may be disclosed regarding your activities on blekko.com. This setting prevents click tracking data from being collected by blekko.com and ensures that no session information is kept regarding your activities on blekko.com. This setting also activates all of the below settings.
  • No Facebook features – This feature disables all of blekko’s integration with Facebook.
  • No ads – This feature disables display of all ads on blekko.com. Also, blekko will not send any information identifiable to you (such as, IP Address, user agent string and search keywords) to a third party for advertising or marketing purposes.
  • Always use HTTPS on blekko – This feature helps make communications on blekko.com more secure and private, for example making it more difficult for other users to view your blekko.com activity on an unsecured wireless network.
  • HTTPS Preferred – This feature helps make links to search results on blekko.com more secure. If you have this option selected, and if blekko has determined that the link you are visiting has an https equivalent, blekko will link to the https version of the website. This makes it more difficult for other users to view your network activity on an unsecured wireles network.
  • No External DYM – If you turn on this feature, blekko will not send any of your search strings to our spelling vendor to discern if words were misspelled or if there are other relevant search terms. Even if this privacy feature is not enabled, blekko only sends search string information. As a result, by default, the only way for a search string to be identifiable to you would be if you submitted personal information in your search query (for example, if you searched for your first name and last name).

You can see blekko’s privacy policy here.

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2 Responses to What do the privacy options in prefs do?

  1. Doug Renault says:

    How do I get Blekko to not open when I try to open a second tab with Google????
    Doug

    • cheralyn says:

      Hi Doug,

      I sent you an email to get more details about this problem. Please take a look and respond when you can. Very sorry about this and thanks for letting us know about this problem.

      cheralyn