What is the cache?

The browser cache is a folder with copies of data from pages that you've visited. The cache usually stores page elements that aren't likely to change often, such as music, videos, images, styles, and scripts. When you view a page again, the browser doesn't download it from the internet, but retrieves it from the cache instead. The page opens faster, and the load on the network is lower.

Example of using the cache

When you play an online video, it loads faster. Downloaded videos are saved in the cache on your computer. This is why, after the video is fully downloaded, you can finish watching it even if you're offline.

Privacy risks of cache
  • If you share the computer with other people, they have access to the cache folder. We recommend using Incognito mode on shared computers.
  • If there's malware on the computer, it can get access to Yandex Browser cache.

How can I clear the cache?

Attention. It's not secure enough to delete your browser data after you visit a site because a hacker might steal your data while you are on the site. To keep your personal data private, you should open questionable websites in Incognito mode.

To clear the cache:

  1. Click   → Advanced → Clear history or press Ctrl + Shift + Del (in Windows and Linux) or Shift + + Backspace (in macOS).
  2. Under Clear history, select the time period that you want to delete the cache for.
  3. Select the cached files option.
  4. Deselect all other options (if you want to clear only the Yandex Browser cache).
  5. Click Clear.

Where is Yandex Browser cache?

To view or copy the Yandex Browser cache (for example, to send it to support), open the following folders:

Operating system Cache address
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 C:\Users\Your account name\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default
Note. The AppData folder is hidden. To see it, enable hidden folder display.
macOS ~/Library/Application Support/Yandex/YandexBrowser/Default/GPUCache
Note. Microsoft Windows XP and Vista operating systems are not supported since April 2017.

Your cache is only saved on one device. It isn't imported during syncing.