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if you have Cloudflare you can block as many countries as you want.
Or just use a cookie prompt for EU geos
Or skip the cookie prompt and just wait for Adsense to activate option to show EU users only non-personalized ads.
Contextual ads worked just fine - and still do - before personalized ads came along. I wouldn't mind if personalized ads were phased out.
Based on speaking with friends and people I know in EU countries - they absolutely despise having to go through those cookie prompts on every single website they visit.
There is hot debate regarding first view ads. From what I've read, first view ads are allowed - but if the person does not opt-in with the cookie consent script, then the first view cookie (or cookies) is supposed to be deleted once they click the opt out.
Every cookie consent prompt is different and from what I see most major and minor outlets in the EU have all sorts of cookie consent prompts and variations, and from what I see about 95% show first view ads and especially Taboola and units just like it.
There quite clearly needs to be something like a 'dummies guide'.