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How do I enable saving cookies?

Note. By default, cookies are enabled in the browser.

To allow saving cookie files:

  1. Click  Settings.

  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Privacy section, click Content settings.
  4. In the Cookie files section, select the Allow local data to be set (recommended) option.
  5. Click Done.

For more information, see the section Cookie files.

How can I delete cookie files?

To clear cookies:

  1. Click  AdvancedClear history.
  2. In the Delete the following items list, select the time range to delete cookies from.
  3. Select cookies and other site and plugin data (disable all the other options if you only want to delete cookies).
  4. Click Clear browsing data.
Tip. To open the Clear browsing data window, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Del (Windows) or Shift + + Backspace (Mac OS).

For more information, see the section Cookie files.

Where can I find the cache?

The Yandex.Browser cache location depends on your operating system.

Operating systemCache address
Windows 7, Windows 8 C:\Users\Your account name\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default\Cache
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\Your Account Name \Local Settings\Application Data\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default\Cache
Windows Vista C:\Users\Your account name\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default\Cache
Mac OS ~/Library/Application Support/Yandex/YandexBrowser/Default/GPUCache

For more information, see the section Cache.

How can I clear the cache?

To clear the cache:

  1. Click  AdvancedClear history.
  2. In the Delete the following items list, select the time range to delete the cache for.
  3. Select the cached files option.
  4. Turn off all the other options (if you only want to delete the browser cache).
  5. Click Clear browsing data.
Tip. To open the Clear browsing data window, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Del (Windows) or Shift + + Backspace (Mac OS).

For more information, see the section Cache.

How do I open an incognito window?

In Incognito mode, the browser does not save passwords you enter, search queries, or the addresses of visited sites. However, any changes to settings, downloaded files, and created bookmarks are saved.

To open a window in Incognito mode, use:

  • Menu command: click  Incognito mode.
  • Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + N (Windows) or  + Shift + N (Mac OS).

For more information, see the section Incognito mode.

How can I save my passwords?

Note. By default, passwords are saved in the browser.

To make the browser offer to save your passwords:

  1. Click  Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Passwords and forms section, select the Offer to save passwords option.

How do I create a new browser profile?

A personal profile is a personalized set of browser settings: the browser appearance, bookmarks, history, passwords, Autofill forms, and installed extensions and plugins.

To create your profile:

  1. Click  Settings.
  2. In the User profiles section, click Add a profile.
  3. Choose a profile icon.
  4. Set a profile name.
  5. If necessary, turn off the option Create a desktop shortcut for this user.
  6. Click Add.

For more information, see Personal user profiles.

How can I save my profile data?

You can store your profile data on the server, or locally on your computer.

  • On the server. Sync the browser.
  • On a local computer. Copy the data from the browser profile directory to any convenient location on your computer. To open the browser profile directory:

    Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

    1. Open the file search field in Windows.
    2. Copy the line

      [%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default\] (without the brackets)

      and paste it into the file search box.

    3. Press Enter.

    Windows XP

    1. Click StartRun.
    2. Copy the line

      [%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default] (without the brackets)

      and paste it into the Open field.

    3. Press Enter.

    Mac OS

    1. Open Finder.
    2. Go to ~/Library/Application Support/Yandex/YandexBrowser/Default.
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