The whole web with just one click

At Cliqz, a team of data scientists, designers and developers work on the world’s first browser with an integrated search engine. Searching directly in the browser means seamless web navigation without detours to the usual search engine results pages. Users reach their destination directly, quickly and securely with just one click, completely preserving their privacy.

Cliqz is also the first intelligent browser, an “intelligence” gleaned from users themselves. This is based on the “Human Web”, a unique data technology that generates anonymous statistics on search entries and website visits by the user community. The Cliqz search engine uses this data to assess the relevance and security of websites. The Cliqz search algorithm ranks human judgement and the “wisdom of the masses” higher than technical website analysis.

Cliqz also advocates responsible use of personal data. “Privacy-by-Design” makes it technically impossible to assign a profile to a user. User-related data on searches and website visits remains where it belongs: on the user’s device and in the user’s possession. Hubert Burda Media has held the majority stake in Cliqz since 2013.

Managing director

Jean-Paul Schmetz has worked for Hubert Burda Media for a long time in roles such as Chief Technology Officer of Burda and CEO of Burda Digital. As Chief Scientist at Hubert Burda Media, he drives digital transformation forward. He is convinced that merging data, searches and browsers can reconfigure the internet in the interests of users.

Jean-Paul Schmetz has worked for Hubert Burda Media for a long time in roles such as Chief Technology Officer of Burda and CEO of Burda Digital. As Chief Scientist at Hubert Burda Media, he drives digital transformation forward. He is convinced that merging data, searches and browsers can reconfigure the internet in the interests of users.

Managing director

Before joining the Cliqz management board, Dr Marc Al-Hames managed company development for TOMORROW FOCUS AG and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. A Doctor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and a graduate of TU Munich, he firmly believes that data should work for internet users, not the other way round.

Before joining the Cliqz management board, Dr Marc Al-Hames managed company development for TOMORROW FOCUS AG and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. A Doctor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and a graduate of TU Munich, he firmly believes that data should work for internet users, not the other way round.

Facts
Company Cliqz GmbH
Managing directors Jean-Paul Schmetz, Dr Marc Al-Hames
Headquarters Munich
Team Approx. 130 employees from all over the world
Founded 2008 by Jean-Paul Schmetz
Active users Approx. 1.2 million (early 2016)
Browsers Cliqz for Windows (beta), Cliqz for Mac (beta), Cliqz for Android (alpha), Cliqz for iOS (alpha)
Extensions Cliqz for Firefox
Contact info@cliqz.com
Cliqz news
“To the Himalayas!”

Jean-Paul Schmetz, founder of Cliqz, which has developed the world’s first browser with an integrated search engine and anti-tracking technology, explains what safe surfing has to do with an expedition to the Himalayas.

Cliqz acquires data-protection specialist Ghostery

Cliqz GmbH, a German company owned by Mozilla and Hubert Burda Media, has bought the popular Ghostery brand and its anti-tracking browser extensions and mobile apps.

Cliqz gets the ball rolling

Few people are aware of companies making a business out of recording the websites visited by unsuspecting users. The “Tracking the Trackers” study by Cliqz set the ball rolling for "Panorama" magazine’s research.

Mozilla makes strategic investment in Cliqz

Mozilla today announced a strategic investment in Cliqz GmbH to enable innovation of privacy-focused search experiences. Cliqz is headquartered in Munich and majority-owned by Hubert Burda Media.

IT knowledge for refugees

Learning and working together: Nine young and talented refugees participated in a 4-week IT training course taught by IT-experts from Cliqz.

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Managing director

Jean-Paul Schmetz has worked for Hubert Burda Media for a long time in roles such as Chief Technology Officer of Burda and CEO of Burda Digital. As Chief Scientist at Hubert Burda Media, he drives digital transformation forward. He is convinced that merging data, searches and browsers can reconfigure the internet in the interests of users.

Managing director

Before joining the Cliqz management board, Dr Marc Al-Hames managed company development for TOMORROW FOCUS AG and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. A Doctor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and a graduate of TU Munich, he firmly believes that data should work for internet users, not the other way round.