Ecosia settings

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

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

New tab

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

Auto suggestions

Select this option if you want auto suggestions to display when typing in Ecosia’s search bar.

Personalized search results

In certain regions we can provide you with search results relevant to your location. If you do not wish to use this feature you can turn it off, or enable “Do not track” from within your browser’s setting to automatically turn off this feature. See here for more information on how it works. 


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

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. 

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