Cookie files

Cookies are small files that the browser uses to record data about websites you've visited. Usually websites save cookies in the user’s browser in order to easily “recognize” the user (for example, to avoid asking for their username and password again after the user recently visited a given website).

Attention. Yandex Browser permits cookie storage by default.
  1. Cookies and privacy
  2. Delete cookie files

Cookies and privacy

Using cookies has some privacy risks. For example, if someone else uses your smartphone and the password is stored in the cookie, they will be able to access your accounts on websites. Someone can use your cookies to find out what pages you’ve visited or discover correlations between various pages you’ve viewed.

Delete cookie files

To protect your privacy, or just to free up some space on your smartphone, you can delete all cookie files.

  1. Tap  (if you don't see this button, then press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Go to the Privacy section.
  4. Tap Clear data.
  5. Enable Website data.
  6. Disable all the other options (if you only want to delete cookies).
  7. Tap Clear data.
  8. Confirm deletion.