Cookie files

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files that Yandex.Browser uses to record data about sites you've visited. Normally, websites store cookies in the user's browser in order to "recognize" the visitor (for example, to avoid asking for the username and password of a user who recently logged in on this website).

Using cookies has some privacy risks. For example, if masked passwords are stored in cookies, someone else with access to your computer could get into your accounts for internet applications. Cookies can be used for finding out which websites you visited or identifying the relationship between browsing different sites. Given these capabilitiesYandex.Browser, Yandex.Browser allows you to individually set your cookie policy in Settings.

Attention! By default, saving cookie files is allowed.

Set up cookie processing

  1. click the icon  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, set the desired parameters for handling cookies. You can allow storing cookies, allow saving them only for the current session (when the session is over, cookies will be deleted), or not allow storing cookies at all. You can also block cookies from third-party websites, but after this, the sites might not be able to function properly.
  5. Click Done.

Delete all cookies

Regularly deleting cookie files reduces the risk of a malicious user obtaining information on your internet activities. In addition, deleting cookies can free up hard disk space (the browser allocates part of the memory for cookies and if you visit lots of different websites this can be quite large).

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 website and plugin data (disable all the other options if you only want to delete cookies).
  4. Click Clear browsing data.
Tip. You can open Clear history by using the key combination Ctrl + Shift + Del.

Remove or block cookies set by a specific page

You can remove cookies that were previously installed by a specific page, or forbid this page to save cookies on your computer.

  1. Open the page.
  2. Right-click.
  3. In the context menu, select View Page Info.
  4. Click the <...> cookie files link for that site. A window opens that lists all cookies that have been set by the open page.
  5. Select a cookie.
  6. Click Remove or Block.
Note. To allow the page to store cookies again, click Manage exceptions in the Cookies section in Settings. In the list of pages that opens, select the appropriate page and click the icon to the right of its name.

You can set exceptions for cookies in the browser settings.

delete cookie
block cookie
set cookies