How Yandex Browser uses data from users

Note. To secure your data and keep your search queries and site visits private, follow these general recommendations for protecting your personal information.

A list of situations in which Yandex Browser Lite collects and sends data to Yandex servers is given below. All information that is collected is processed by Yandex in following with the conditions outlined in the Privacy policy and License agreement.

From this article you can find out:

  • Which data Yandex Browser collects
  • Why Yandex needs this data
  • How to disable the sending of data to a server
  1. Which data Yandex Browser collects
  2. Report a problem or ask a question

Which data Yandex Browser collects

Yandex Browser Lite sends data to the server in order to:

  1. Solve technical issues such as increasing the data transfer speed or protecting against viruses.
  2. Collect statistics on browser usage.
  3. Debug and resolve user problems.
  1. Data required for certain features to work
  2. Statistics and crash reports

Data required for certain features to work

The lists below describe the types of data that are sent and are grouped by browser function.

Yandex.Zen
Type of dataReason(s) for sendingHow to disable data being sent
Unique user and device identifiersTo take into account user's personal preferences.

Disable the Zen recommendations feed:

  1. On the right side of the SmartBox, tap .
  2. Tap the icon.
  3. Disable the Show recommendations feed option.
Interface language of deviceRecommendations are made in this language.
Location of deviceRecommendations are selected depending on the location.
  1. Ratings of recommendations in Zen.
  2. Reading time of articles.
  3. Frequency of feed views, length of time spent viewing feed.
  4. Interests the user has selected and resources they have blocked.
Allows you to configure your recommendations feed so that it more accurately reflects your interests.
Protect
Type of dataReason(s) for sendingHow to disable data being sent
Prefix of address of open pageTo block pages containing malware.It is not possible to use Yandex Browser without this data. If you do not wish to send this data, then do not use this browser.

Statistics and crash reports

In addition to information that is necessary for certain Yandex Browser Lite functions to work, crash reports and anonymized usage statistics are also sent to the server.

Type of dataReason(s) for sendingHow to disable data being sent

In addition to reporting feedback to the browser's support service, other information sent is:

  1. Your device's technical specifications (model, platform, operating system version, browser version).
  2. Unique user identifier.
  3. Device region and language.
For localization and troubleshooting.

Contacting the support service without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data then do not contact the support service.

Along with your review ( →  → Contact developers), the following are sent to the Yandex Browser support department:

  1. Unique user identifier.
  2. Your device's technical specifications (model, platform, operating system version, browser version).
  3. Device region and language.
For localization and troubleshooting.

Data is added to the body of the e-mail; you can delete it manually. It is better not to, however, because this data will help us locate the problem faster.

Crash reports are sent to the server if the browser or individual components close unexpectedly.To detect errors and debug the browser.It is not possible to use Yandex Browser without this data. If you do not wish to send this data, then do not use this browser.

Report a problem or ask a question

If you have not found the answer to your question or you want to report a problem, then please contact the Yandex Browser Lite support department.