Exceptions for various page elements

What is an exception?

To protect your data, classic Yandex.Browser applies various processing rules to website content, such as blocking pop-ups, warning you when a site requests your location, etc.). If the browser rules interfere with how you use 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 element Handling rules
By default for all websites Alternative rules for a specific website
Images All images are shown.
  • Block — block the website from showing images. It will load faster without images.
JavaScript JavaScript is allowed to run.
  • Block — does 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 plugins that do not relate to the page's main content, such as Flash banners on a sidebar.
  • Block — does not allow plug-ins to run automatically, to block vulnerable and dangerous plug-ins.
Pop-up windows They 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 — does not allow the website to show notifications.
Full screen If 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 cursor If 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 — does not allow the website to hide the cursor.
Multimedia If 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 remain for the duration of your session, while https websites will be able to access your multimedia during future sessions as well.
  • Block — does not allow the website to access multimedia.
Access to plugins outside the test environment 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 plugins to access your computer.
  • Block — does not allow the website to use plugins to access your computer outside the test environment.
Automatic downloads The 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 devices The 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 —does not allow the website to access MIDI devices.

Setting an exception

To set an exception:

  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Privacy section, click Content settings.
  4. In the section with the name of the element 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:

  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  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

To view the full list of allowed and blocked elements for an open page, click in the SmartBox.

In the window that opens, the Permissions section lists all permissions for the current page.