About Koekel

Koekel uses searxng which is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users.

Why use Koekel?

  • Koekel may not offer you as personalised results as Google, but it doesn't generate a profile about you.
  • Koekel doesn't care about what you search for, never shares anything with a third party, and it can't be used to compromise you.

If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make Koekel your default search engine.

Technical details - How does it work?

Koekel is a metasearch engine, inspired by the seeks project. It provides basic privacy by mixing your queries with searches on other platforms without storing search data. Queries are made using a POST request on every browser (except Chromium-based browsers*). Therefore they show up in neither our logs, nor your url history. In the case of Chromium-based browser users there is an exception: Koekel uses the search bar to perform GET requests. Koekel can be added to your browser's search bar; moreover, it can be set as the default search engine.

How to set as the default search engine?

Koekelsupports OpenSearch. For more information on changing your default search engine, see your browser's documentation: