They claim to protect the privacy of a user by not storing any cookies, IP addresses and other data though they do show ads.
I found that they are detecting the usage of adblockers on their site by loading this URL:
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?adtype=filter in EasyList.
This is a concern as one of the major factors for using this site is protecting your privacy by not submitting any information to the search engines. This behavior is very indiscreet of a company which claims to protect the privacy of its users at any cost.
I request anyone who reads this to submit a request regarding more information about this behavior and ask why a company which claims to be a proponent in protecting user privacy is carrying out such indecent tasks.
The report can be submitted on [email protected]startpage.com, or a complaint can be submitted through here: index.php?/Tickets/Submit/RenderForm