My (Chrome) browser wasn't set to block pop-ups but I wasn't getting any; when I started getting them, only on this site, I set it to block them but it didn't make any difference. Since I'm using a Chromebook, I think I'm limited to this operating system.
Actually, it doesn't seem as much of an issue now as it was earlier today. Don't know if it'll get better or worse next. Life's just full of interest, isn't it?