Disable or get rid of Cortana?

I have several business machines Windows 10 and our internet is locked down. Some users have no internet at all.  Is there a way to get rid of Cortana without disabling the ability to search?  I don't want my user on the internet ever time someone tries to search something.
WellingtonISAsked:
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Kapil SharmaTech Geek :)Commented:
Right click on Taskbar -> click Cortana -> click Hidden
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
Yes that hides it but it's still trying to connect to the internet
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In Cortana Settings, turn Windows Cloud Search OFF
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
Thanks that did it.  Now I have to find a way to make that a default.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update. I am not sure how to make it default. There may be a GPO to set this but I do not now for sure.
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