Collecting information about user activity

In the Yandex Browser beta version, you can control the collection of data about your Internet activity by sites. You can prevent sites from collecting data about your online activity and block access to your microphone and video camera for them.

  1. “Do not track”
  2. Access to microphone
  3. Access to camera

“Do not track”

Some websites may find out the addresses of pages you have visited and use this information for displaying advertising, gathering statistics, and so on.

To prohibit sites from collecting information about what you do online, follow these steps:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Go to System.
  3. Click Personal data settings.
  4. Enable the Send a "Do Not Track" request to sites option.
Attention. Not all websites honor the Do Not Track request. Even if you turn on Do Not Track, many websites will continue to collect and use your browsing data.

Access to microphone

To work properly, some sites require a microphone, for example, to record voice messages or organize video conferences. You should control the access to your microphone in order to prevent unknown companies or malware from using it. Allow access to your microphone only to the trusted sites.

By default, when a site tries to access your microphone, the Yandex Browser beta version asks for your permission.

After you allow or deny a site access to your microphone, the Protect panel will display the Use your microphone option and the or icon will appear in the SmartBox. If access to microphone is denied, it will be permanent for this site. Automatic access to microphone will be granted permanently for an HTTPS site and just for one session, for an HTTP site.

Allow or deny a site access to microphone
  1. Open the site.
  2. In the SmartBox, click the connection status icon.
  3. In the window that opens, enable or disable the Use your microphone option.
Deny access to microphone to all sites
  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Open Websites.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Advanced site settings.
  4. In the Access to your microphone section, select a microphone.
  5. Select Not allowed.
  6. If you have several microphones (for example, built-in and external), repeat steps 4-5 for each of them.

Access to camera

To work properly, some sites require a camera, for example, to organize video conferences, record videos or take photos. You should control the access to your camera in order to prevent unknown companies or malware from using it. Allow access to your camera only to the trusted sites.

By default, when a site tries to access your camera, the Yandex Browser beta version asks for your permission.

After you allow or deny a site access to your camera, the Protect panel will display the Use your camera option and the or icon will appear in the SmartBox. If access to camera is denied, it will be permanent for this site. Automatic access to camera will be granted permanently for an HTTPS site and just for one session, for an HTTP site.

Deny or allow a site access to camera
  1. Open the site.
  2. In the SmartBox, click the connection status icon.
  3. In the window that opens, enable or disable the Use your camera option.
Deny access to camera to all sites
  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Open Websites.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Advanced site settings.
  4. In the Access to your camera section, select a camera from the list (for example,if you have a built-in and an external cameras).
  5. Select Not allowed.
  6. If you have several cameras, repeat steps 4-5 for each of them.