Cookie Policy

Date of placement: 27.12.2019

The Cookie Policy (hereinafter referred to as the "Policy") shall extend to the terms of the Privacy Policy (available at https://yandex.com/legal/confidential), apply to the sites, programs, products and / or services (hereinafter jointly referred to as — “Services”) offered by YANDEX LLC and/or its affiliated entities, including all entities of the same group as YANDEX LLC (jointly referred to as “Yandex”), and describe categories, purposes of the cookies’ use and methods of user’s consent.

1. What cookies are and why Yandex uses them

Cookies are small files of data containing service information about visits of the websites. The web server sends such information to the user's device where is stored. Cookie files remember information about your preferences and allow you to browse websites after a certain time in the most convenient mode. For example, cookies facilitate the Services to offer you information in the language of your preference.

Yandex uses various types of cookies in order to improve the quality of your work on the Services and provide you with the most relevant information for your requests, including:

  • to help you remaining n in the system;
  • to keep statistics of your use of our Services;
  • to show information relevant to your inquiries;
  • to save settings for advertising preferences and safe search;

That allows us to develop the most convenient functionality for the Services you use.

Yandex may use web beacons (pixel tags) to access cookies previously placed on your device for the following purposes:

(i) determining your activities when using the Services by accessing and using cookies stored on your device;

(ii) collecting statistical information related to the operation of the Services or Yandex products, utilities and offers.

Yandex partners may also collect information about users on the Services using cookies, tags and pixels. The use of cookies and other technologies allows Yandex and its partners to analyze the use of the Services, tally the number of visits, and display ads.

2. What cookies Yandex use

Yandex uses various categories of cookies for the proper operation of the Services, as well as for displaying relevant information and advertising.

2.1. technical cookies: these files are functionally necessary for operation of the sites and for the use of Services’ features; these cookies are automatically installed for the proper operation of the Services, for example, they assist you in following links on the pages or ensure your secure access;

2.2. various analytical/marketing cookies: these cookies allow us recognizing users, calculate and collect information, including your activities data on the Services, the web pages visits, hardware or software identification (such as type of your browser); and may also collect information about how users interact with the Services in order to conduct statistical and research studies for further improvement of you experience working with sites and Services, as well as for errors correction, personalization of our Services and indexation of the most relevant information for you.

The lack of certain types of cookies may affect proper functioning of our sites and Services. For example, technical cookies provide transition from one page to another or access to protected areas. If these cookies are missing then the site may not work correctly. Cookies are also necessary to display advertisements that are most relevant to your requests, and allow displaying of ads that may interest you. This feature is based on an analysis of information about your interests or search queries. Such files are used for statistical and research purposes. They also facilitate analyzing information about users, traffic sources, pages visits and ads displayed for you, or ads that transferred you to the advertised page.

3. How long cookies are stored on your device

Yandex may use session cookies to assist your work on the Services, for example, to allow your navigation through various pages. These cookies expire at the end of the session when you close a page or browser window. Yandex may also use cookies that can be stored for a longer period in order to remember your preferences on our Services, for example, preferred language or location.

Yandex uses information contained in cookies only for the purposes specified in this Policy and the Privacy Policy located on the page: https://yandex.com/legal/confidential. The collected data will be stored on your device for a period that may depend on the type of cookies but not more than time required for their purpose achievement. After that, they are automatically deleted from your system.

4. Manage Cookies

A pop-up window (or other applicable technical solution) may ask you whether you allow the use of cookies when you visit the Services for the first time. If you need to change your choice after you have approved the use of cookies, then you shall refer to device or browser settings and delete the stored cookies.

Hereby, we inform you that the non-use of certain cookies in the system of your device may limit functionality available to you, as well as it may affect its full and comprehensive use of our Services.

Yandex does not require mandatory consent to the cookies’ installation on your device when you use our Services. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your device, you can disable this feature in your browser settings. You may delete the stored cookies at any time in the system settings of your browser. You can also change your browser settings to accept or decline by default all cookies or cookies from certain sites including Yandex Services. More information about how to manage cookies in the Yandex browser can be found at: https://browser.yandex.com/help/personal-data-protection/cookies.html.

If you have approved the use of cookies on one of the Yandex Services, we assume that such consent has been given by you to use cookies on all Yandex Services.

5. Who else can access cookies information

Personal information collected through cookies is stored in accordance with applicable law and provisions of Sections 7 and 8 of the Privacy Policy available at https://yandex.com/legal/confidential.

The use of Personal Information outside the scope of Services for advertising purposes, if any, may be the subject of separate user agreements available on third-party websites. Yandex and/or third parties may also provide you with the opportunity to opt out of the personalized advertising, which may be subject to regulation of the legislation and rules applicable to such products and offers.