These days most search engines collect info on us...so take your pick.
I was using Brave but I found out today they are going to be adding ads or you have to buy a subscription, so I am hosting my own Whoogle instance now.
A self-hosted, ad-free, privacy-respecting metasearch engine - GitHub - benbusby/whoogle-search: A self-hosted, ad-free, privacy-respecting metasearch enginegithub.com
I used to use the ahem, so called private browsers yeah right until I found that most if not all of them are leaching and selling your data.I was using DuckDuckGo for years. That is, until I found out that they were selling information on users searches to of all people, Microshaft. I switched to startpage.com. They claim to be the worlds most private search engine... We'll see how that works out for me.
On the github page of the project they mention several unofficial public instances which you can use, that way you don't have to setup one yourself. I used an add-on to make it my default search engine in Firefox.How cool.
Does it come with step by step user friendly instruction for impatient old farts as myself.