Privacy Browser Comparison

Version 1.4

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Usage instructions

This is an interactive table. You can use it to help you easily compare the functions, features, and characteristics of different privacy browsers.

Search - The search function searches the cells of this table. For example, if you search for windows then only the browsers that are available for windows should show.

Sort - click on the column headers to sort by a particular column

Export - click on the copy or excel buttons to copy/download the table as an excel file

Reorder Columns - click, hold, and drag the column headers to rearrange the listed data to better fit your needs

Limitations and warnings...

This comparison table only takes into consideration the "vanilla" version of the browser listed, minus any extensions installed - unless the "vanilla" browser ships with pre-installed extensions.

NOTE: This comparison table utilizes Javascript. If you have Javascript disabled, then please consider enabling Javascript to use this tool.


Browser Developer Engine Source code Telemetry Tracker Blocking more info Script blocking Fingerprinting protection Disable WebRTC more info Availability Sync Google services? Force HTTPS DoH support More info...
Firefox Mozilla Gecko Open Source Yes;
opt-out
Yes;
limited
Javascript only must be enabled Yes;
must be disabled
Windows, macOS,
Linux
Android & iOS
Yes
with account
Yes;
can be disabled
Yes must be enabled Configure
Brave Brave Software Chromium Open source Yes;
opt-out
Yes Javascript only Yes Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
Linux
Android & iOS
Yes;
with account
Replaced w/
Brave services
Yes must be enabled Review
LibreWolf Community driven Gecko Open source No Yes;
uBlock Origin
Javascript only Yes Yes Windows (beta),
Linux
No No Yes must be enabled -
Waterfox System1 Gecko Open source No Yes;
uBlock origin
Javascript only must be enabled Yes;
must be disabled
Windows, macOS,
Linux
- No Yes must be enabled Review
Ungoogled
Chromium
Community Chromium Open Source No No Javascript only must be enabled Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
Linux
Android
No No Yes must be enabled Install
GNU Icecat GNUzilla Gecko Open source No Yes Yes Yes Yes Linux No No Yes ? -
PaleMoon Moonchild Productions Goanna Open source ? No Javascript only ? Yes
(not available)
Windows, Linux No No ? ? -
Vivaldi Vivaldi Technologies Chromium Part closed,
part open source
Limited; opt-out Yes Javascript only must be enabled Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
Linux
Android
Yes;
with account
Yes must be enabled must be enabled Review
Iridium NETitwork GmbH Chromium Open source ? ? Javascript only must be enabled Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
Linux
No No Yes must be enabled -
DuckDuckGo
Mobile Browser
DuckDuckGo WebKit/Blink Open source ? Yes No No No Android,
iOS
No No Yes No Review
SnowHaze Illotros GmbH WebKit Open Source No Yes Javascript
"3rd Party" scripts
must be enabled No iOS No ? must be enabled No Review
Firefox Focus Mozilla Gecko/WebKit Open source ? Yes No No No Android,
iOS
No Google search
(can be changed)
? No Review
Bromite Community driven Chromium Open source No Yes ? must be enabled ? Android No No Yes Yes -
Privacy Browser
(Stoutner)
Soren Stoutner Blink ? ? Yes Javascript only must be enabled ? Android Yes Yes Yes ? -
Epic Hidden Reflex Chromium Part closed, part open source ? Yes;
(native solution)
Javascript only ? Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
iOS, Android
? No Yes ? -
Puma Browser Puma Technologies WebKit Closed source Yes (anonymized) Yes (Limited) ? ? ? iOS, Android No> Search (can be changed) Yes ? -
Insight Browser Laso Technologies Inc WebKit Closed source Yes (anonymized) Yes
(native solution)
? ? ? iOS No Search (can be changed) Yes ? -
Min Browser Community driven Chromium Open source ? Yes Yes ? Only anonymize Windows, macOS,
Linux
No ? Yes ? -
Badwolf Hacktivis (Ianodan) WebKit Open source No Yes Javascript only ? ? Linux No No Yes ? -
Falkon KDE QT WebEngine
/Chromium
Open Source ? ? Javascript only ? ? Linux No ? Yes must be enabled -
Avast Secure Browser Avast software Chromium Part closed, Part open source Yes Yes(limited) Javascript only must be enabled only anonymize Windows, macOS
iOS, Android
No Yes Yes ? Review
Otter Browser Community driven QT WebEngine Open Source No Yes;
limited
Javascript only ? ? Windows, macOS,
Linux
No None Yes must be enabled -
Opera Opera Software Chromium Half open,
Half closed-source
Yes Yes;
limited
Javascript only ? ? Windows, macOS,
Linux
Android, iOS
No Yes Yes must be enabled -

Frequently Asked Questions

Since TOR is configured to run on the onion network, that makes it a completely different animal from the browsers shown here. This isn't necessarily an overly "good" or "bad" thing - just that TOR is different enough not to be included here.

TOR has many unique characteristics about it, especially the technology behind the .onion network and its relay hops. It was decided not to include it on this table since it's so unique.

More information on TOR:

While this privacy browser comparison table aims to be an accurate and up-to-date tool, information can become easily outdated. Also, information may have been missed - after all, I wouldn't ever call this table "complete" given the evolving nature of web browsers.

Anyone is welcome to suggest an edit to this table. Comment below with your suggestion + relevant/credible link and let's have a look before adding it.

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