A breadcrumb is a series of sequential links identifying the location of an interface or an item in a hierarchy and allowing to navigate to parent locations. The term is a metaphor from the trail of breadcrumbs left by Hansel and Gretel in the popular fairy tale.

Moreover, in Coveo-powered search interfaces specifically, the Breadcrumb component displays the active search result filters resulting from a selection of facet options (see Coveo Breadcrumb Component).