Because your private data should stay private

How do we protect your privacy?

Anti-Tracking

Third-party cookies and invisible trackers are blocked from grabbing your information

Third-party cookies and invisible trackers are used for advertising, social media platforms and website analytics. These cookies allow other companies other than the site you are visiting to gather information about you without your knowledge. UR prevents these cookies and trackers from collecting information about you. Only you can authorize them.

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Third-party cookies and invisible trackers are blocked from grabbing your information

Many websites allow third-party cookies to be set on your browser. This can be implemented for things like website analytics or commenting. However, third-party cookies are in large part set for advertising purposes.

Websites want to track you around the web, even when you're not on their website. The more data they can find about you through search and browsing history, the better profile they can create about you, without you even knowing it.

Advanced Private Browsing

More than just your normal private mode: surf the web with normal tabs next to Ninja Mode (private browsing) tabs, all in the same window. When you use Ninja Mode, all your tracks are automatically erased when you close your Ninja tabs.

Do you always use certain websites in Ninja Mode? Add them to your Ninja List and the next time you type in one of these URLs, it will automatically load in Ninja Mode. No more scrambling to erase your history.

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Advanced Private Browsing

In Ninja Mode, we don't save passwords, searches, browsing history or cookies. Autofill and passwords are disabled and any login you make while in Ninja Mode will be forgotten when you exit the last Ninja tab you have open.

We don't send any personal data to Google

Google's open source code, Chromium, has built-in tracking that can allow your information to be shared. Although UR is built with Chromium, these built-in trackers from Google have been removed.

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We don't send any personal data to Google

Chromium has the advantage of regularly being updated, which allows us to offer our users a high level of security. However, certain features may negatively affect your privacy. This is why we have deactivated, replaced or removed them.

A few of the disabled features:

  • Automatic password filling
  • Prediction text on web searches
  • Automatic updating
  • Battery level reporting
  • Safe Browsing overrides
  • Translation services
  • And more...

Search engines that respect your privacy

We've rounded up the best alternative search engines around the web! UR sets Qwant as the default search engine, but you are free to customize your search engine in the settings. Others include Lilo, Ecosia and StartPage. Find out more about all the different search engines in UR.

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Search engines that respect your privacy

Do you know what kind of personal information is being collected when you search?

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Things you search for
  • Websites you visit
  • Ads you click on
  • Location
  • Device information
  • IP address
  • Cookie data
  • Places you visit in real life

Your data is strongly protected by EU laws

UR and its partners are based in the European Union, where online privacy is better protected in comparison to other countries, namely the United States. Your data is therefore safe and you can exercise your rights in accordance with European legislation.

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Your data is strongly protected by EU laws

To learn more about the differences between privacy in the United States and the European Union, please see this blog post.

Block ads in a click

A built-in ad blocker lets you block ads that could otherwise grab sensitive information about you. Depending on how much trust you have for a website, you can easily decide to accept or block ads on it.

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Block ads in a click

The ad blocker is automatically activated in Medium and High Privacy. If you want to allow ads, you must switch to Low Privacy.

Anti-Profiling

You're no longer identified without your knowledge

Cookies and trackers are used to track you across the internet while you browse. Because UR blocks all third-party cookies, UR makes it much harder for websites to identify you. Without this shared aggregated data, companies cannot create and sell deep profiles about you.

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You're no longer identified without your knowledge

Deeper profile = highly targeted ads.

Highly targeted ads = more chance to buy the product.

Your data = money.

Reduce your digital "fingerprint"

To limit your browser being identified, we continually randomize your device information. This means that you will appear as a different user across the web, even if you return to the same website.

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Reduce your digital "fingerprint"

Your browser sends several pieces of information (device type, operating system, certain compatibilities, IP address, etc.) when it loads a page. If you have plugins installed, it is even easier to identify it, as it makes your browser even more unique (how many people do you know from your location who have the same computer, same plugins, etc.?). All of this information together that can identify you—without cookies—this is what we call a “digital fingerprint.”