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