If you don't like stuff auto playing, view stuff with an old windoze unSMART phone. Nothing plays on BBC web58ite. The only issue is many other websites end up plastering some message about accepting cookies because they allegedly care about my privacy.
Because they employed inept techies, I can't cancel the message so an increasing number of websites are becoming irrelevant to me because they are targeted to appeal to millennials with a short attention span.
The upshot is I spend less time and money online because many websites have irrelevant messages pop up on them by design.
This leads me to note each new generation of software claims 'better browsing experience' which is simply a lie. The only thing it does is run more spurious advertising scripts so that it takes longer and I use more data.
Most people 'upgrade'.
I just stop loading crap instead.