User behavior data

Yandex Browser for Mobile allows you to prevent websites from tracking what you do online, and it does not allow websites to detect the battery charge on your smartphone.

  1. Disable user tracking
  2. Battery level tracking

Disable user tracking

Do Not Track is an option that prevents websites from tracking your online activity. For example, web analytics services or ad networks can collect information about what you do in the network and use it to display ads.

The Do Not Track option is turned off by default in Yandex Browser.

Restriction. Not all websites honor the Do Not Track request. Even if you turn on Do Not Track, many websites will continue to collect and use your browsing data.

To prohibit sites from collecting information:

  1. Tap (if you don't see this button, then press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Select Settings.
  3. In the Advanced section, tap Site options.
  4. Enable Do Not Track.

Battery level tracking

By default, Yandex Browser for Mobile hides the smartphone battery level from programs, because this information can be used to track your online behavior. The battery charge level can be used to identify the user even after changing the IP address and other public data. Online shops and services might raise prices for urgent items or services when your battery is almost empty, because you do not have time to look for an alternative.

If you want to allow websites to track your battery level:

  1. Tap (if you don't see this button, then press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Select Settings.
  3. In the Advanced section, tap Site options.
  4. Disable Hide battery charge level from sites.