The pro's guide to the new cookie law (part 1)

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR), more commonly known as the 'cookie law', is UK legislation designed to protect internet users' privacy. It is one of five EU Electronic Communications Directives, which were required to be implemented by all EU member states by 25 May 2011. Yes, 2011 – but it caused so much confusion in the industry that the UK's regulator, the ICO, extended the deadline to 25 May 2012.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.