Ecosia settings

Ecosia has a range of settings that can help improve your search experience. 

In this article you find: 

How to access your Ecosia settings

Go to the menu icon on the top right of the Ecosia homepage and select Settings

Select Settings from below the search bar

Ecosia’s settings are saved using a browser cookie. If you clear your browser’s internet cookies you may need to go back into Ecosia’s settings and choose the options you want.

Customize your Ecosia settings

You can change these settings:

Search region

This setting controls the region that your search results will come from. To ensure that you receive results relevant to your location, we advise setting this option to your current location, or the region you would like results for.

Because Ecosia is a privacy friendly search engine, we don’t use your precise geo-location to provide you with results. 

We aim to offer a wider range of search regions so that our users around the world can find what they are looking for on Ecosia. 

Website language

Changing this setting will change the language of the Ecosia website. Please note that your search results will still be provided from the search region you have selected in the previous setting. 

We aim to offer a wider range of languages so that our users around the world can use Ecosia in their language. 

Safe search

When set to “strict” or “moderate”, this setting filters out adult content from search results. 

Follow this link,If you plan to enable safe search across multiple computers at a school or organization.

New tab

Select this option if you want searches from your browser's address bar to open a new tab. 


Select this option to keep up to date with news about your trees.

Dark mode

Ecosia is automatically set to either the light or the dark mode, according to your browser settings.

However, you can choose which mode you’d like to use Ecosia on and can switch between light and dark mode any time.

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