The Yandex app and user data (Android)

When you use the app, Yandex collects and sends data to its servers. All data is processed by Yandex according to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy, the Cookie Policy, and the License Agreement for Yandex for mobile devices.

To ensure your data is secure, please observe these general recommendations for protecting personal information.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact support.

What data is sent by the Yandex app

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

Location

Improving the quality of search.

Form:
  • search suggestions
  • information cards for news, weather, public transport, etc.
  • push notifications *.

Permission is required to search for your location using network or GPS.

The sending of this data can be disabled in the device's system settings.

Region of user

Improving the quality of search.

Customization of the app interface

Form:
  • search suggestions
  • information cards for news, weather, public transport, etc.
  • push notifications *.

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

Manual or automatic region detection can be configured in the app. Go to settings: → points Location and Country.

If no region is specified, then it is determined automatically by IP address.

Country code, operator code

Improving the quality of search.

Used for push notifications *.

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

Time zone

Customization of the app interface

Used for push notifications *.

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

Search history

Used to create search suggestions that factor in the user's interests.

Used to personalize search.

To disable this feature in the Yandex app:

  1. Go to settings: .

  2. Go to the option Save search history and turn it “Off”.

Spoken phrases

Activation and operation of the Alice voice assistant.

Permission is required to use the microphone. The sending of this data can be disabled in the device's system settings.

Photographs taken by the camera or images stored on your mobile device

Used in image search.

Sending a photo or an image is explicitly done by the user.

Permission is required to access the camera. The sending of this data can be disabled in the device's system settings.

Information about likes and dislikes in Yandex.Music

Used to create music cards.

Used to personalize the Yandex.Music service.

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

Type of data transfer

Adapting the app to work with low data transfer speeds.

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

Wi-Fi network settings

Determines the user's coordinates.

Gives the option to connect external devices.

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

Amount of data sent

Improves the quality of the app.

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

Device language

Used to localize and customize the app interface.

Used for push notifications *.

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

Font size

Screen orientation

Customization of the app interface

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

This is set by the user in the device's system settings.

Device technical specifications (model, manufacturer, name and version of operating system, screen size)

Improves the quality of the app.

Customization of the app interface

Used for push notifications *.

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

App crash reports

Improves the quality of the app.

The Yandex app may not work correctly without this data. If you do not want to send this data, do not use the Yandex app.

* Setting up push notifications. You can disable the sending of certain categories of push notifications in the app settings. You can disable all notifications from the app in your device's system settings.

You can only opt out of data collection, which cannot be disabled by the app settings or by your device's system settings, by deleting the Yandex app.

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If you cannot find the answer to your question or wish to report a problem, please contact support. We will try to help you.