A metered paywall is most seen on online newspapers. It allows users to view a specific number of articles before requiring paid subscription. In contrast to sites allowing access to select content outside of the paywall, the metered paywall allows access to any article as long as the user has not surpassed the set limit.
I've done some research and it seems that you can bypass these paywalls by using private browsing/incognito mode. I'm still getting familiar with how the web works, so have some patience me.
If you can easily bypass this by deleting your cookies and stuff. Why can't websites just track users by IP addresses?