It’s nice that one can in theory control for which purposes cookies are used. But honestly, did you ever have a closer look and actually change the ‘maximum’ settings? No? I thought so.
I suppose that most people will only see the dialog once. Not me, however, as I have configured my browser to delete all cookies when I exit. So next time I come back to the page, the ritual repeats. One the one hand this is super annoying, but on the other hand it shows that the web site does not remember me after I have closed the browser. So I’m trying to recondition myself not to be bothered by the pop-ups but rather to see it as a positive sign that the website does not link me to a previous visit and does not have a personal profile of me. That is, unless, it uses other means to track my behavior which is not yet regulated. Always the optimist.