Browser

Exceptions for various page elements

What is an exception?

To make your Internet browsing safe and convenient, the browser applies different processing rules to website elements (it blocks pop-ups, warns about a website requesting your location, etc.). If the browser rules interfere with you using a website, you can set an exception for it. For example, you can use exceptions if you don't want the browser to warn you every time Yandex.Maps requests your location. Or you can enhance security on a specific website by not allowing sites to run JavaScript.

Website elementHandling rules
By default for all websitesAlternative rules for a specific website
Cookie files Cookies can be saved.
  • Block — you can block a website from collecting information about you (such as username, password or browsing data). Blocking cookies can prevent the website from working correctly.
  • For one session cookies will be deleted once the browser window is closed.
ImagesAll images are shown.
  • Block — block the website from showing images. It will load faster without images.
JavaScriptJavaScript is allowed to run.
  • Block — do not allow the website to run JavaScript. Some JavaScript scripts steal passwords and infect the computer. This option allows you to block the website from running any JavaScript scripts. It will enhance security but can prevent the website from working correctly.
Plugins The content of all plug-ins is run.
  • Detect content — the browser will block only those plug-ins that do not relate to the page's main content, for example Flash banners on a sidebar.
  • Block — do not allow plug-ins to run automatically, to block vulnerable and dangerous plug-ins.
Popup windowsThey are blocked on all websites, as they clutter the screen and are often used for banner advertisements.
  • Allow — the website will be allowed to show pop-up windows.
User location When trying to determine your location, the browser will ask you to allow data transfer.
  • Allow — allow the website (for example, Yandex.Maps) to determine your location without asking your permission each time.
  • Block — block the website from tracking your location.
Notifications (for example, meeting reminders)When you go to the website sending notifications, the browser will ask you each time whether to show them. In Incognito mode, the browser blocks notifications from all websites.
  • Allow — allow the website (for example, Yandex.Calendar) to show notifications.
  • Block — do not allow the website to show notifications.
Full screenIf a website tries to toggle full screen, the browser will warn you about it.
  • Allow — allow the website to toggle full screen without asking your permission.
Mouse cursorIf a website (for example, an online game) tries to hide the mouse cursor, the browser will warn you.
  • Allow — allow the website to hide the cursor without asking your permission.
  • Block — do not allow the website to hide the cursor.
MultimediaIf a website (for example, a portal for video conferences) tries to access your camera or microphone, the browser will warn you.
  • Allow — allow the website to automatically access your camera and microphone. For an http website, this setting will be in effect for one session, while https websites will be able to access multimedia next time you visit them.
  • Block — do not allow the website to access multimedia.
Access to plug-ins outside the test environment
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This is an additional protection level in the browser. By default all modules are launched inside the test environment, therefore if you open an infected web page, malicious code will not be able to break out of the browser and infect your computer.

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The browser runs plug-ins inside the test environment. Sometimes a plug-in needs access to a computer outside its scope, for example in case of video streaming. In this case the browser will ask for your permission.
  • Allow — allow the website to use plug-ins to access your computer.
  • Block — do not allow the website to use plug-ins to access your computer outside the test environment.
Automatic downloadsThe browser will warn you if the website tries to download a second file immediately after downloading the first file.
  • Allow — allow the website to automatically download multiple files without asking for permission each time.
  • Block — do not allow the website to download files, except for those you have selected.
Full control over MIDI devicesThe browser will warn you if the website requests access to electronic musical instruments using the MIDI interface.
  • Allow — allow the website to automatically access MIDI devices.
  • Block —do not allow the website to access MIDI devices.

Setting an exception

To set an exception for a particular website:

  1. Click the icon
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    In the upper-right corner of the browser

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      Settings.
  2. In the lower part of the Settings page, click the Show advanced settings button.

  3. In the Privacy section, click Content settings.

  4. In the section you need, click Manage exceptions.
  5. Enter the site address in the box.
  6. In the drop-down list, select the option you need: Block, Enable, For one session or Find content .
  7. Click Done.

Removing an exception

To delete an exception for a particular website:

  1. Click the icon
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    In the upper-right corner of the browser

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      Settings.
  2. In the lower part of the Settings page, click the Show advanced settings button.

  3. In the Privacy section, click Content settings.

  4. In the section with the name of the element you need, click Manage exceptions.
  5. In the line with the desired site, click the button.

How to find out which elements are blocked on the page?

Icons on the right of SmartBox will show this:

  • cookies are blocked on the site
  • — images are blocked on the site
  • — JavaScript is blocked on the site
  • plug-ins are blocked on the site

To view the full list of allowed and blocked elements:

  1. Right-click on the page.
  2. In the context menu, select View page info. A window will appear listing all permissions for this page.

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