Let's face it, when someone wants to look something up online, they "Google it" and that usually means typing www dot google dot com into your browser, or using your browsers default search feature which probably comes with Google set as the default, and looking up your search. However, what you may not realize is that you're being followed by Google while you do this and your information is being sold and used to retarget advertisements to you.
So, instead why not try one of these alternatives?
|DuckDuckGo||A search engine that does not track your searches.||Free|
|StartPage.com||A search engine that anonymizes your Google searches, giving you Google quality results without giving up your privacy.||Free|
|Search Encrypt||Powerfull search engine with your privacy in mind. Great results, zero tracking.||Free|
|Qwant||Based and designed in Europe, Qwant claims to be the first search engine which protects its users freedoms and ensures that the digital ecosystem remains healthy.||Free|