Following, Goolge’s recent announcement of cookie expiration date, Ask.com announced that they will be launching “AskEraser,” a feature to allow you to erase your search history.
Searchers who are logged in while searching will be able to easily clear out all their search history data which will ensure that their search history will not be retained by Ask. Ask.com said the “privacy settings will be clearly indicated on search results pages.” This feature is currently not live right now, but is expected to be launch sometime this year in the U.S. and the U.K. and globally next year.
Ask.com said the will also implement a new data retention standard that will “completely disassociate search history from a user’s IP address or cookie information after 18 months.”
“AskEraser is a great solution for those looking for an additional level of privacy when they search online,” said Jim Lanzone, CEO of Ask.com. “Anonymous user data can be very useful to enhance search products for all users, and we’re committed to being open and transparent about how such information is used. But we also understand that there are some who are interested in new tools that will help protect their privacy further, and we will give them that control on Ask.com.”
Currently, you can tell Ask.com not to save your search history under the settings section.
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