Search app and user data (Android)

When you use the Search 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 and the Licence Agreement to use the “Yandex Mobile” program for mobile devices.

To protect your data, 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 Search app

Type of dataReason(s) for sendingHow 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

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search app

Manual or automatic region detection can be configured in the Search app by going to Settings  → Region settings.

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.

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search app

Time zone

Customization of the app interface

Used for push notifications.

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search 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 Search app:

  1. Go to the 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.

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search app

Type of data transfer

Adapting the app to work with low data transfer speeds.

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search app

Wi-Fi network settings

Determines the user's coordinates.

Gives the option to connect external devices.

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search app

Amount of data sent

Improves the quality of the app.

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search app

Device language

Used to localize and customize the app interface.

Used for push notifications.

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search app

Font size

Screen orientation

Customization of the app interface

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search 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.

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search app

App crash reports

Improves the quality of the app.

Using the Search app without this data is not possible. If you do not want to send this data, then do not use the Search app

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 Search app.

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