Google, Bing and Yandex track, collect and store your search history. They identify you with your computers' IP address, a unique identifier that is similar to a phone number for your computer. Search engines also share your search terms and IP Address with websites you search for.
In other words, it is a very likely that websites and the companies that own them are saving your search history and selling it. Try these alternatives below. DuckDuckGo and Start Page have a strong reputation for protecting user privacy.
Ad trackers follow you around from site to site. Google, Facebook and Twitter are the biggest offenders.
Google tracks your search history. Like someone following behind you when you are driving.
HTTP is unsecure, it's like not locking your front door. HTTPS, the S is for secure is super easy to set up.
When you click a site, your search terms are shared with the site. IP address and user agent information is passed along as well.
Misunderstanding Private Browsing
Private browsing simply protects you from other users viewing your searches, ISP's and networks see everything.