It's faster and less buggy that Firefox (with it's constant updates).
It uses open-source code, is part owned by the Mozilla Foundation, and has lots of privacy protection.
The only thing I miss from Firefox so far is FB Purity, which I'd used to clean up Facebook.
Based in Germany, our company complies with one of the strictest data security and privacy regulations in the world. However, we go way beyond to what were legally obliged to do. As a team dedicated to redesigning the Internet, it is one of our top priorities to improve the way our users data is handled.
Today, the Internet is dominated by companies that implicitly say: To be able to provide you with tailored services and personalized ads, we need to know as much as possible about you. You need to trust us to not misuse your data.
At CLIQZ, we do just the opposite. We dont need to know anything about you and we dont collect any data about you on our servers. Your personal data stays on your device. Instead of demanding your trust, we offer you privacy by design.
Privacy by Design
Privacy by Design means that the complete architecture of CLIQZ is built on privacy and data security from the ground up. Our servers never store any personal or personally identifiable data. IP addresses and other critical data is deleted automatically as soon as it reaches our servers. Statistical data about searches are strictly separated from website traffic statistics. As we dont store session-IDs, it is impossible to combine consecutive searches and website visits. This way, we rule out conclusions on individual users.
Our data infrastructure is protected by state-of-the art, multi-layer technologies. This is not only true of our servers, but also of the communication between the CLIQZ software on your device and our servers. Privacy by Design makes sure that nobody is able to use data gathered by CLIQZ to find out who you are.
If you choose to share your location with CLIQZ so that search results can be enriched with local information, CLIQZ will only use the minimum data required to provide this service.
We utilize the Mozilla Location Service (MLS) API, an open service that lets devices determine their location based on the IP address and nearby network infrastructure like WiFi access points and cell towers. As an open source project, the MLS code can be accessed and reviewed for privacy conformance. Neither CLIQZ nor Mozilla will ever save or use any information to identify or track you.
This geolocation service is optional and can be enabled or disabled at any time. As a default, CLIQZ will always ask for your permission first before accessing your location data.
Based on the IP address, CLIQZ can identify the country each query is coming from. This very rough information is used to provide more relevant search results and to notify users if they are in countries where CLIQZ results are not so gut yet.
What all search engines have in common is that they work with data. A lot of data. Put simply: the more data, the better (more relevant) the search results. Conventional search engines primarily work with data related to the content, structuring, and linking of websites.
The CLIQZ search engine works differently: it is based on the wisdom of the crowd and works with statistical data on actual search queries and website visits. Here at Cliqz in Munich we have developed the technology capable of collecting this information and then building a web index. We call it the Human Web, because the data is based on the behavior of users as a group, which should be a good indicator of relevancy. In other words: the search algorithm of CLIQZ weighs data about peoples behavior on the web more than the technical analysis of websites.
Your privacy is protected. No personal information or data about you or your device is identifiable. In our Human Web you remain fully anonymous. Read more about the Human Web.