How Yandex Browser uses data from users

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

Below is a list of situations in which Yandex Browser collects and sends data to Yandex servers. All data collected by Yandex Browser is processed by Yandex according to the terms of 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 sends data to the server to:

  1. Solve technical issues such as increasing the data transfer speed or provide protection from viruses.
  2. Collect statistics on browser usage.
  3. Debug and resolve user problems.
  1. Data required to operate indivual features
  2. Statistics and crash reports

Data required to operate indivual features

The lists below describe the types of data transferred according to the corresponding features of Yandex Browser.

Zen
Type of data Reason(s) for sending How to disable data being sent
Unique user and device identifiers To take into account user's personal preferences.

Disable the Zen recommendations feed:

  1. To the right of the SmartBox tap .
  2. Then tap .
  3. Tap Shoa.
  4. Disable the Show recommendations feed option.
devices interface language Recommendations are selected in this language.
devices location Recommendations 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. Sources the user is interested in and those the user has blocked.
To more accurately configure the recommendations feed to your interests.
Protect
Type of data Reason(s) for sending How to disable data being sent
Prefix of address of open page To blockpages 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 necessary for the operation of certain Yandex Browser functions, crash reports and anonymized usage statistics are also sent to a server.

Type of data Reason(s) for sending How to disable data being sent

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

  1. devices technical specifications (model, platform,operating system version).
  2. Version of Yandex Browser.
  3. Unique user identifier.
  4. devices location and interface 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.
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 wish to report a problem, then please contact the Yandex Browser support service.