Location data

Some websites may use information about your location in order to display information that is relevant to you, such as the weather, traffic, or a map. For example, if you allow a website that specializes in restaurant reviews to know your location, it will suggest reviews of cafes and restaurants near you.

Your location is determined by the nearest wireless access points and your device's IP address.http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP-%D0%B0%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%81 For more information, see the How Yandex determines my city section.

Attention. Yandex.Browser will never transmit information about your location without your permission. Device location data is depersonalized: only geographic coordinates are sent (not information that could be used to identify the user).
  1. Allow a site to detect your location
  2. List of sites allowed to track your location
  3. Prohibit all sites from detecting your location
  4. Set your city manually
  5. Location in Incognito mode
  6. Location is not determined correctly

Allow a site to detect your location

If a site requests information about where you are located, you will be notified of this at the top of the page. Information will not be sent to the site unless you click Allow.

If you gave permission to transmit your location to a website or one of its components (such as a map), the icon will appear in the address bar as a reminder. Click the icon to see detailed information or withdraw access to your location information.

List of sites allowed to track your location

To view the list of sites that are allowed to track your location:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Privacy section, click Content settings.
  4. In the Location section, click Manage exceptions.

To remove a site from this list, click the button. The website will no longer be allowed to determine your location.

Prohibit all sites from detecting your location

To prohibit all sites from detecting your location:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Privacy section, click Content settings.
  4. In the Location section, select the option Do not allow any site to track my physical location.
  5. Click Done.

Set your city manually

Note. Your manual city selection is saved in a cookie file. Regional settings will work on your device until you change them or delete your cookies.
  1. Go to the location settings page.
  2. Disable the Auto detect option.
  3. Enter a city in the field and click Save.

If you can't save the city, make sure that cookies are enabled in your browser.

Location in Incognito mode

By default, your location is determined automatically in Incognito mode, even if you entered your city manually earlier. This is because cookies are not saved in Incognito mode and any manual city selection you make is saved as a cookie.

You can add Yandex cookies as an exception. In this case, any regional settings that you enter manually will be saved.

Location is not determined correctly

The browser doesn't determine location correctly

You might have installed an extension that changes your proxy server settings. Try disabling those extensions and see if that solves the problem.

If the problem persists, contact us using the feedback form:

  • Send a link to the page where you see the wrong city.
  • Indicate what city is listed in your settings when you click Find me, and also indicate what your actual location is.
The browser doesn't determine location

It's possible that you prevented all sites from tracking your location earlier.