Breadcrumbs are usually defined as a series of sequential links that identify the location of an interface or an element in a hierarchy. They typically let users navigate to parent locations from the current page. In Coveo-powered search interfaces specifically, the Breadcrumb component displays the active search result filters that result from a selection of facet options.

The term is a metaphor from the trail of breadcrumbs left by Hansel and Gretel in the popular fairy tale.