Vivaldi and Startpage have made an agreement, so Vivaldi users can now use this privacy-focused engine as a search option in the browser. It is will be included by default and available everywhere, including the dedicated search box in the UI.
The official announcement states:
Startpage is the world’s first private search engine, founded in the Netherlands in 2006. Startpage does not track, log, or share user data.
They don’t store any of your searches, and they don’t profile you. This means not setting cookies and also not storing IP addresses.
Startpage and Vivaldi give you easy, powerful ways to improve online search privacy and security. This collaboration empowers our privacy-aware users to customize their browsing experience while receiving Startpage’s best-in-class search results and unrivaled privacy protection.
Startpage searches deliver completely unbiased results while also protecting users from annoying ad and price trackers that follow them around the web.
Using Startpage in Vivaldi
To access the Startpage search engine, you can
- Search with Startpage in the Address field by setting it as default in Settings > Search.
- Search with Startpage using Search Engine Nicknames – no need to set it as default. In the Address field, type “s” (Startpages’s nickname) followed by a space and the search term.
- Search with Startpage in the Search field to the right of the Address field. Clicking on the magnifying glass icon will reveal a menu of search engine options, including Startpage.