IP Addresses

What is an IP address?

An IP address, short for Internet Protocol address, is a unique numerical address for your computer that identifies your device when using the internet. All websites receive the IP address of each visitor, because this is the way devices online are able to find each other. Without an IP address your emails, search results or any online content could not find its way to you.

How Ecosia protects your IP address

Ecosia only stores your IP address temporarily, to provide you with essential services like language settings and spam protection. We don’t store your IP address for more than seven days, and our partner Bing automatically deletes your search history and the unique identifier after 18 months according to their privacy policy.

When communicating your searches to Bing to provide you with results, we never communicate your IP address together with your search queries. 

To learn more about how Ecosia protects your data, see our Privacy page.

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