Who checks websites’ privacy policies when they visit them? The answer, let’s be honest, is very very few of us.
The extension includes an option to search Google anonymously using Disconnect Search
Each Privacy Icon represents a facet of privacy, and shows how well the website you are visiting handles it, with Red meaning very badly, Green meaning well, and Grey meaning that no information is available.
Icons indicate how good a webpage is with regards to things such as Expected Use, Data Retention, Do Not Track compliance, and Child privacy. Hovering over an icon with your mouse brings up an explanation of what it means.
Edit 26 June 2014
We didn’t notice it at first because we usually use privacy search engine DuckDuckGo, but when the Disconnect Privacy Icons extension is installed, Icon information is added to regular Google search results…