So many sites do:
“Here are cookie, advertising, tracking policies. Here is an OK button.”
After not clicking the ok button but attempting to continue:
“You must agree to our tracking policy”
That is explicitly not allowed/illegal under GDPR.
American companies including the Washington Post really have a damn hard time wrapping their head around that an agreement means you can decline to agree to it, and GDRP says refusing to be tracked is not grounds for a site to refuse service.