Fastest search engine for anything I need. This is my only search engine. As to the tracking, I use Firefox with Adblock, Noscript, and Element Hider. I block Google Ads, and third party cookies. I like wot in conjunction with google, and noscript or element hider can take care of ads. You can also delete all cookies upon exit, even with Vista (IE7 won't let you do that for ALL cookies on Vista Basic/Premium). You want to learn how to manage your flash cookies also.