Cookies policy

Sunderland City Council and Boldyn Networks’ Smart City website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Smart City website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Smart City website and also allows us to improve our site. Please see our privacy notice for more information about who we are.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive on your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use 2 types of cookie. You can choose which cookies you’re happy for us to use.


Cookie preferences

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies allow us to offer you the best possible experience when accessing and navigating through our website and using its features. For example, these cookies let us recognise that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access the content. These cookies let us operate the site in accordance with the choices you make. For example, we will recognise your username and remember how you customised the site during future visits.


Analytics cookies

Cookies that measure website use

We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. We do not allow Google to use or share the data about how you use this site.

Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about:

  • how you got to the site
  • the pages you visit on our site and how long you spend on each page
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site


Functional cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). It also helps to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback and other third party features.


Performance cookies

These cookies are used to understand and analyse the key performance indexes of our website .  This helps us to deliver a better user experience for visitors.


Advertisement cookies

These cookies are used to provide you with customised advertisements based on the pages you visited previously, and the links you have followed. We use this information to analyse the effectiveness of certain advertisement campaigns and to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.


We do not share the information collected by the cookies with any third parties.

We do not store cookies for longer than is necessary.