By default and unless specifically agreed to, Mojeek doesn't place any cookies on your computer. If, for example when setting personal preferences, Mojeek does require to place a cookie your agreement will be requested. Also at any time, visiting this page will list what cookies Mojeek has on your computer, their contents and an explanation of their values. From that page you can also instruct Mojeek to delete any cookie we have placed.
Mojeek doesn't implement any kind of specific user tracking, whether that be at the time of visit or subsequently via standard web logs, which Mojeek does keep. These logs contain the time of visit, page requested, possibly referral data and browser information, by default this log also records the visiting ip address, but within 14 days Mojeek will replace this address with a simple code only indicating the visitors country of origin. By doing this, Mojeek removes any possibility of tracking or identifying any particular user.
Please Note: Mojeek does make one exception to this rule, if within 14 days of a visit we are made aware of search queries deemed related to illegal and extremely unethical practices (i.e. relating to minors), then the full log including visiting ip address will be kept and gladly handed over to any official authorities that ask. If you're at all concerned about this exception then sorry, but maybe Mojeek is not the search engine for you.
The remaining log data (country, time/date, page requested, referral data and browser), which although now contains no identifiable data, would still in no situation whatsoever be sold or distributed to any 3rd party vendors. This data is kept private for the sole purpose of storing historical traffic volumes and country demographics of our visitors.
If you have any further questions please contact us, we'll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
1. Mojeek is currently working to decrease the time IP addresses are kept, implement HTTPS and anonymise browser information. Mojeek is also testing referrer blockage, which at present can be enabled on the settings page.