El País sent an offer around to subscribers with free accounts this weekend. 6 months digital subscription for €6. This is a great offer but, given the state of their website and app, not quite good enough. Even with a premium subscription, the ads they serve make the reading experience intolerable.
Luckily, we don’t have to tolerate it. I use iOS and Safari for browsing the web. I installed Firefox Focus, went to Settings -> Safari -> General -> Content Blockers (Extensions on the iPad), and enabled Firefox Focus as a Content Blocker. Now, instead of ads, I have lots of white space.
Whatever OS and browser you use there are probably dozens of options. I have begrudgingly availed of the offer and can now read Babelia unhindered.