What Yandex Browser does with user data

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

Below is a list of situations in which Yandex Browser for Mobile collects and sends data to Yandex servers. All information that is collected by Yandex Browser for Mobile is processed by Yandex according to the terms of the Privacy Policy and License Agreement.

In this article you can learn about:

  • 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 for Mobile 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 sent, grouped by browser function.

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Type of data Reason(s) for sending How to disable sending data
Prefix of the address hash of an open page To 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 for Mobile functions to work, crash reports and anonymized usage statistics are also sent to the 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. Your device's technical specifications (model, platform, operating system version, browser version).
  2. 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 feedback (  → Settings → Contact us), the browser support staff receives the following:

  1. Your device's technical specifications (model, platform, operating system version, browser version).
  2. 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 didn't find the answer to your question or you want to report a problem, please contact the Yandex Browser for Mobile support service.