What is the cache?

The browser cache is a folder with copies of certain data (for example, images or songs you listened to) from pages that you have visited. The next time you view the pages, Yandex.Browser will not have to request this data from the Internet, but retrieves it from the cache. Using the cache reduces the network load and speeds up page loading.

Clearing the cache

To clear the cache:

  1. Click  → Advanced → Clear history.
  2. In the Delete the following list, select the time range you want to delete cache for.
  3. Check 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. You can open the Clear history window by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Del (in Windows) or Shift + + Backspace (in macOS).

Cache location

If you need to view or copy the cache in Yandex.Browser (for example, to send it to tech support), you can find it in the following folders:

Operating system Cache address
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 C:\Users\Account name\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default\Cache
macOS ~/Library/Application Support/Yandex/YandexBrowser/Default/GPUCache
Note. Support for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista operating systems ended in April 2017.

Your cache is only saved on one device; it is not imported during syncing.