Browser (classic interface)

Questions about protecting personal information

How do I enable saving cookies?

Note. By default, cookies are enabled in the browser.

To allow saving cookie files:

  1. Click the icon 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 Cookie files section, select the Allow local data to be set (recommended) option.

For more information, see the section Cookie files.

How can I delete cookie files?

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 site data (turn off the other options if you only want to delete cookie files).
  4. Click Clear browsing data.

Tip. To open the Clear browsing history window, press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Del (Windows) or + Shift + Del (Mac OS).

For more information, see the section Cookie files.

Where can I find the cache?

The Yandex.Browser cache location depends on your operating system.

Operating systemCache address
Windows 7, Windows 8 C:\Users\Your Account Name\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default\Cache
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\Your Account Name \Local Settings\Application Data\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default\Cache
Windows Vista C:\Users\Your Account Name\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default\Cache
Mac OS ~/Library/Application Support/Yandex/YandexBrowser/Default/GPUCache

For more information, see the section Cache.

How can I clear the cache?

To clear the cache, follow these steps:

  1. Click  AdvancedClear history.
  2. In the Obliterate the following items from: list, select the beginning of time.
  3. Select 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. To open the Clear browsing history window, press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Del (Windows) or + Shift + Del (Mac OS).

For more information, see the section Cache.

How do I open an incognito window?

In Incognito mode, the browser does not save passwords you enter, search queries, or the addresses of visited sites. However, any changes to settings, downloaded files, and created bookmarks are saved.

To open a window in Incognito mode, use:

  • The menu: Click   AdvancedNew incognito window.
  • The keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + N (Windows) or  + Shift + N (Mac OS).

For more information, see the section Incognito mode.

How can I save my passwords?

Note. By default, passwords are saved in the browser.

To make the browser offer to save your passwords:

  1. Click  Settings.

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

  3. In the Passwords and forms section, select the Offer to save passwords option.

How do I create a new browser profile?

The user's personal profile stores personal settings such as the browser appearance, bookmarks, passwords, browsing history, installed extensions, apps and plug-ins, autofill forms, and so on.

To create a new profile in the browser:

  1. Click  Settings.
  2. In the User profiles section, click Add a profile.
  3. Enter a profile name and choose an image.
  4. Click Add.

For more information, see the section Syncing.

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