It shouldn't matter whether you have anything to hide, it just really creeped me out when I learned that search engines like Google record your every move, collect it into permanent, and highly personal files on all who use them, and then sell this information to targeted ad-producing slimeballs. This is why one the first things I did with Google Dolphin was to change my homepage from google.com to https://ssl.scroogle.org/. This site searches Google, and returns the same results, without revealing to Google YOUR actual IP address! Now Google cannot use it's search engine to spy on me when I use Dolphin, but then I wondered if Dolphin has programming in it which can still phone home your searching habits to Google, even while you are using a different search engine! I would think that most tracking cookies are capable of this - does anybody have any first-hand knowledge?