Cookie files

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent by the web server and stored on the user's computer.

Attention. Yandex Browser permits storing cookies by default.
  1. Examples of proper use of cookies
  2. Privacy risks of cookies
  3. Delete cookie files

Examples of proper use of cookies

  • If a user must log in to access a site, then their username and password may be stored in a cookie. That way, you won't need to enter them when you visit the site again.
  • If you select products from an online store, cookies may store information about products you added to your basket. If you leave a site without placing an order and then return to it, you will see the products you added to your basket previously.
  • If pages on the site need to be personalized, your personal information may be stored in a cookie. For example, let's say you enter your name the first time you visit a site. When you visit in the future, you may be greeted with "Hello, Ivan!".
  • Web analytics tools (such as Yandex.Metrica) use cookies to track the user's actions in the internet.

Privacy risks of cookies

Cookies can be used for malicious purposes. If someone uses your tablet and the passwords are saved in cookies, they can access your site accounts. Cookies can be used to find out what pages you've visited and use this data to display obtrusive ads.

In general, disabling cookies will cause you more inconvenience than it's worth, but if you want to do everything possible to prevent your data from leaking, you will need to disable cookies. However, some sites may stop working properly after you do this.

Delete cookie files

Attention. Deleting all cookies means you automatically exit from accounts on most websites.

You can delete all cookie files to protect privacy or free up memory in the tablet.

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Go to the Privacy section.
  3. Tap Clear data.
  4. Enable Website data.
  5. Disable all the other options (if you only want to delete cookies).
  6. Tap Clear data.
  7. Confirm deletion.