Delete DuckDuckGo History and Cookies

DuckDuckGo, as a privacy-focused search engine, does not store your search history or use cookies to track your online activity. This means there is typically no search history or cookies associated with DuckDuckGo to delete. DuckDuckGo’s core feature is to offer anonymous and non-tracking search services.

However, if you want to clear any cookies or browsing history from your web browser that may be associated with DuckDuckGo, you can do so by following the steps below.

Keep in mind that these steps are specific to your web browser, not DuckDuckGo itself.

 

How to Delete DuckDuckGO History

 

Google Chrome

  1. Press Ctrl + H or click the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner and select “History.”
  2. In the History tab, you’ll see a list of your browsing history. On the left-hand side, click on “Clear browsing data.”
  3. A new tab called “Clear browsing data” will open. You can choose the time range you want to clear, such as “Last hour,” “Last 24 hours,” “Last 7 days,” or “All time.”
  4. Check the types of data you want to delete. These options typically include:
    • Browsing history (which includes your DuckDuckGo searches)
    • Cookies and other site data (useful if you want to clear cookies)
    • Cached images and files (clears stored website data)
  5. Once you’ve selected your preferences, click on the “Clear data” button at the bottom.

 

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete or click the three-line menu icon (hamburger menu) in the top-right corner and select “Options.”
  2. In the left sidebar, select “Privacy & Security.”
  3. Scroll down to the “Cookies and Site Data” section. Click on “Clear Data.”
  4. In the “Clear Data” window, you can choose the time range you want to clear and select “Cookies and Site Data.”
  5. Click “Clear.”

 

Microsoft Edge

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete or click the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner and select “Settings.”
  2. Scroll down and click on “Privacy, search, and services” in the left sidebar.
  3. Under the “Clear browsing data” section, click on “Choose what to clear.”
  4. Select the time range and make sure “Cookies and other site data” is checked.
  5. Click on the “Clear” button.

 

Safari (macOS)

  1. Open Safari.
  2. In the menu bar, click on “Safari.”
  3. Select “Preferences.”
  4. Go to the “Privacy” tab.
  5. Click “Manage Website Data.”
  6. To clear all cookies, click “Remove All” in the bottom-left corner of the window.
  7. To clear your browsing history, go to “History” in the menu bar and select “Clear History.” You can choose the time range and click “Clear History.”

 

How to Clear DuckDuckGo Cookies

 

Google Chrome

  1. a. Click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner to open the menu.
  2. b. Go to “Settings.”
  3. c. Scroll down and click on “Privacy and security.”
  4. d. Under “Privacy and security,” click on “Clear browsing data.”
  5. e. Choose a time range or select “All time” to clear all cookies.
  6. f. Make sure “Cookies and other site data” is selected.
  7. g. Click on “Clear data.”

 

Mozilla Firefox

  1. a. Click on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner to open the menu.
  2. b. Go to “Options” or “Preferences.”
  3. c. In the left sidebar, select “Privacy & Security.”
  4. d. Scroll down to the “Cookies and Site Data” section.
  5. e. Click on “Clear Data.”
  6. f. Ensure that “Cookies and Site Data” is selected.
  7. g. Click “Clear.”

 

Microsoft Edge

  1. a. Click on the three horizontal dots in the top-right corner to open the menu.
  2. b. Go to “Settings.”
  3. c. Under “Privacy, search, and services,” click on “Choose what to clear.”
  4. d. Make sure “Cookies and other site data” is selected.
  5. e. Click on “Clear.”

 

Safari (macOS)

  1. a. Click on “Safari” in the menu bar.
  2. b. Select “Preferences.”
  3. c. Go to the “Privacy” tab.
  4. d. Click “Manage Website Data.”
  5. e. Select “Remove All” to delete all cookies.
  6. f. Confirm the action.

 

How to recover deleted history

DuckDuckGo is designed to prioritize user privacy and does not store or track your search history or personal information.

As a result, there is typically no way to recover deleted DuckDuckGo search history because DuckDuckGo itself doesn’t retain this information.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. No Server-Side History: DuckDuckGo does not keep a record of your search history on their servers. This is a key feature of the search engine and one of the reasons why many people use it for enhanced privacy.
  2. Browser History: If you have deleted your browsing history, including DuckDuckGo searches, from your web browser, it may be challenging to recover. Modern browsers provide an option to clear browsing history, but once it’s deleted, it’s typically not recoverable.
  3. Backups: If you had previously created backups of your browser’s data or system backups, you might be able to restore your browsing history from those backups. However, this can be a complex process, and it may not always be successful.